Happy Chinese New Year
This year Chinese New Year falls on February 5th and ushers in the Year of the Earth Pig. According to Chinese astrology, 2019 will be a great year to make money and a good year to invest! The Pig represents diligence, kindness and generosity and attracts success in all spheres of life. This year promises to be full of joy as well as a year of friendship and love for all the zodiac signs.
Although this holiday is traditionally dominated by red, during the Earth Pig year, the colours that will bring good fortune and wellness are pink and orange. Shooting off firecrackers is the Chinese way of sending out the old year and welcoming the New Year. On the stroke of midnight on Chinese New Year’s Eve, every door in the house, including the windows, must be opened to allow the old year to go out.
Years of the Pig include 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, and 2031.
Gong xi fa cai – Have a prosperous new year!