Sunday February 10, 2013 marks the start of a new year in the Lunar Calendar.
2013 is the year of the Snake.
The snake falls into the 12 different Chinese Zodiac signs in astrology. These signs all have different qualities and characteristics associated with them and the legend of how they came to be can be found in many of our library book collections.
Have a look:
Do you know what the Zodiac order is? Here are the dates and animal signs for the next few years:
|Year||Chinese New Year Begins||Animal Sign|
[chart taken from: http://www.apples4theteacher.com]
There are many events and festivities happening in celebration of the Lunar New Year in Toronto, Toronto Public Library and City of Toronto have events planned for this week. Take a look to find out more or call our Answerline: 416-393-7131 to inquire.
If you are interested in finding out more rituals and traditions of the Lunar New Year, have a look at our other blogs: