Tuesday, January 11, 2005


The next Chinese New Year is: Wednesday, February 9, 2005. It starts the Year of the Rooster (4702). If you want to do something at school, tell your child's teacher sooner rather than later - especially when it is so close to Valentine's Day they need to plan how to spend their time. Some parents are unable to go in when the teacher can support it and just send in (red) "goodie bags" as if it was a birthday.

If you want detail on the astrology behind this -- and to understand why it is a metal year and a Green Chicken year, see:

According to that site:
The Chinese New Year day is on February 9th, 2005. Because this is a new moon day, it is the first day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. The new moon time is at 06:28 on 9-Feb-05 in China time zone. However, the new moon time is at 14:28 of 8-Feb-05 in the US Pacific Standard Time and also at 17:28 of 8-Feb-05 in the US Eastern Standard Time, so the Chinese New Year day is on February 8th, 2005 for USA time zones.

I don't know how the local Chinese community views it here, but I can find out.

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