Year of the Snake

Published by MyOpinionNow
Feb 11 2013

Year of the Snake


            Yesterday commenced the Lunar New Year, the highest of the Chinese holidays.  Traditionally, fireworks, bamboo sticks and firecrackers are set ablaze during the 15-day festivity to ward off evil and to celebrate renewal.  This year’s symbol, the snake, is one of the most controversial signs of the Chinese zodiac.  Some believe the serpent is a good omen, while others fear the animal carries negative energy.  Thus, mystery often surrounds snake years.

            Another popular New Year’s custom is to present gifts to family and friends in red envelopes.  The Chinese believe that the color red repels evil and signifies good luck.  From all of us at,  "Jīnyùmǎntáng!" (Translation: May your wealth [RewardPoints] come to fill a hall.) Please join us in celebrating the New Year by sharing your Chinese zodiac symbol in the comment space.



Categories: Holidays

Comments (6) -

  • Joseph Howell says:
    1/15/2016 3:02 PM

    I also am a Rat.

  • Lawrence Harrell says:
    6/2/2013 10:09 PM

    Great, I'm a pig! Hahah

  • Ashlee Reynolds says:
    5/1/2013 10:12 PM

    i am a horse awsome

  • Tucker Fowler says:
    3/25/2013 12:24 PM

    Ha! I'm a rat!

  • Kendra Sawyer says:
    3/25/2013 10:44 AM

    Hello all, I always knew i was a snake they say we are: Acute, Aware, Cunning, Proud, Vain, Vicious. But we are: intuitive, introspective. see the link to learn more about the Snake

  • Beverly Cannelli says:
    3/10/2013 5:54 PM

    wow, just learned im a tiger. that's cool. thanks for sharing

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