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Is the year of Goat or sheep?
On Thursday, February 19, 2015 is the Chinese New Year, the longest and most important holiday in the Chinese calendar.
2015 is the year of the Goat, but you may see it referred to as the “Year of the Sheep” too.
The confusion stems from the Chinese character “yang”, which can translate in colloquial Chinese as either sheep or goat.
Those born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1967, 1979, 1991 or 2003 are goats, who can count their lucky colours as brown, red and purple.
Their characters are supposedly kind and peaceable, while their best months are supposedly August and November and their lucky flowers are primroses and carnations.
Facts about New Year:
There are a number of interesting Chinese New Year facts. Chinese New Year follows the lunar calendar and each of the year is associated with an animal. Given below are some interesting facts on Chinese New Year:
- According to the legends, Chinese New Year started on month 1 during the reign of Xia Dynasty. However, in 221 BC, Qin Shi Huang shifted it from Month 1 to Month 10. Again in 104 BC, Emperor Wu changed it to month 1.
- According to the myth, Lord Buddha once invited all the animals for Chinese New Year. However, only 12 animals had come and Buddha blessed them by naming New Years by the names of those animals. These animals are Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, and Dog.
- Chinese New Year is called Lunar New Year in China.
- According to the tradition, Chinese people age one year together and the on the 7th day of the first month of New Year, Chinese people become one year older.
- On the lantern festival, all the members of the family come down to the street with a lantern in their hands.
- The lantern festival marks the official ending of the festival.
- A fortune cookie, ‘tsujiura senbei' is associated with the Chinese New Year celebrations.
- In Chinese New Year, the married couples present Ang Pow to each other. It is a red envelop that contains even numbered amount of money but the amount should not have a 4 at the end, because 4 is considered equivalent to death.
- China Central Television broadcast a special presentation of Lunar New Year's Eve.
- Bamboo stems were filled with gunpowder and were burnt. The sounds are believed to wipe away all the evil spirits.
- The Chinese New Year is based on the lunar cycles. An entire cycle of the Chinese calendar is completed after every 60 years.
- Chinese calendar is the oldest calendars in the world.
- According to the Chinese New Year traditions, red is the lucky color for Chinese New Year and it is widely used in decorations.
Did you know...?
♦ 188 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year, making it the second-most popular card-giving occasion (EXCLUDING kid’s valentines for classroom parties)!
♦ Over 50% of all Valentine's Day cards are purchased in the week prior to the holiday. Talk about procrastination!
♦ There are 119 single men in their 20s for every 100 single women in the same age group.
♦ There are 34 single men for every 100 single women over 65.
♦ The dating services industry brings in $489 Billion annually.
♦ There are more than 6,000 marriages a day
♦ The average American consumes 25.7 pounds of candy a year.
This Valentine's Day, Gift the Gift of Aaaaaah!
This Valentine's Day, make the special someone knows how important they are to you by giving them the gift of massage from Romo Chiropractic! It’s a wonderful way to show how much you care for them
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Yours in Health,
Dr. Edgar Romo and staff
Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our patients! Valentine’s Day is when we remember to tell people we care about how much we love and appreciate them. So, we'd like to take a moment to express our appreciation to all of our patients.
It is also a good opportunity to remember to love ourselves. We only have 1 body and we need to care for it too. This includes taking better care of you. So if you've been neglecting yourself lately, Valentine’s Day is a reminder to love yourself too by eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep, and regular visits to your Chiropractor to keep you balanced and feeling great.
T’was the night before Christmas, but Santa could not be found. There were no jingle bells or reindeer sound. There were to be no toys under trees, for Santa was sick. There would be no holiday blessings from the once jolly St. Nick. The children were saddened and no laughter sounded, Christmas was here but, Santa was grounded. As the elves wandered helplessly, what did they see? A great big sign with the letters D.C.
Now they knew Santa was not one to try a new tactic, but since medicine had failed they talked him into trying Chiropractic. Santa entered the office with a smile and a nod, there was no mistaking this place was of God. The children were playing and as far as he could tell, everyone left there smiling and well.
In no time at all, just a few tics of the clock, he was in the exam room talking to Doctor. “It must be my age, the stress, and all of the travel; I’m feeling my health starting to unravel. It used to be so easy just carrying dolls, trains, and toy cars, now it’s computers, iPods, and combo DVD/VCRS. If you looked in my sleigh at the size of my pack, I’m sure you would tell me it ruins my back”.
The loving Chiropractor took Santa and X-rayed his spine, and found he had no arc-of-life and several bones out of line. Santa committed to being adjusted for the duration, the moment he learned he had life threatening Subluxation. He got on the table and then with a click, the Doc started adjusting the ailing St. Nick. When Santa was finished most of his sickness felt like it was gone. Once again Santa flowed with love and good cheer, now that his spine and nerve system were clear.
He shouldered his bag and jumped into his sleigh, thinking it had been centuries since he felt this way. Then he shouted, “I’ll bring in Mrs. Kringle and the elves to be checked before the first of the year,
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD YEAR!”