Year of the Rabbit
Happy Chinese New Year of the Rabbit!
The fifteen-day spring festival celebration based on the lunisolar calendar kicks off today with the promise of dragon dances, firecrackers and couplets hung in windows. The Chinese New Year Parade will take over D.C.'s Chinatown in all its red glory Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
If you’ve ever eaten at a Chinese restaurant and looked down at the place mat, you probably know that the Chinese New Year also means the beginning of a new animal sign. Based on a 12-year cycle, this year's presiding animal zodiac is the golden Rabbit. You know you're a rabbit if you were born in one of the following years:
1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999
And if you were lucky enough to be born a rabbit, here's what your sign says about you:
-You love to help others and enjoy a quiet life surrounded by family and friends.
-You're gentle, compassionate, playful and sincere.
-You avoid conflict like the plague and can be seen as a pushover.
-The playfulness of a rabbit can lead to a lot of dishonest dealings in business, politics and relationships.
It wasn’t easy to find well-known DCites that were rabbits, which might be due to the rabbit's quiet nature. But we did scrounge up a few, and we’re not sure how well they fit the rabbit profile:
What's your animal zodiac sign? Do you think you match up with your animal?
Rabbits are compatible with the Goat or the Pig. Learn about your compatibility with other zodiac signs; just don't expect to be happy with the result.
Now go practice your Chinese couplets!
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