2013 Chinese New Year: The Year of the Snake

February 10, 2013 marks the Chinese New Year, the year of the Dragon.

3 common myths of the Chinese New Year was leave food at the door for the beast Nian (or Nien).   Wearing red or hanging red scrolls scares away the beast as well as the use of firecrackers.

Below is a chart of the years and animals.   Note that the beginning of each zodiac year should correspond to the first day of the lunar year.  If you are born in January or February, you’ll have to check to make sure which year you fall under.  For example, February 9, 2013 is still the Year of the Dragon.

Mythology also states every 12 years (the year you were born) is your “lucky year”.

Is this your lucky year?

Were you born in 1953, 65, 77 or 89?