On Friday January the 31st the Chinese New Year will begin. In Chinese culture, every year is symbolised by a different animal, which is said to represent the personality traits of those born during that year. The year of the horse will begin on January 31st 2014, which translates as a year for action!
Previous years have been the year of the snake in 2013 and the year of the dragon in 2012. Twelve animals form the twelve year cycle of the Chinese zodiac including the year of the rat, tiger and rabbit.
Those born during the year of the horse which also fell in 2002, 1990 and 1978 to name a few, are believed to be active and highly energetic, quick witted and born to travel.
The Chinese New Year is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar, it symbolises the start of new life and a time to make resolutions for the year ahead.
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