Happy Chinese New Year!
Today is the first day of the Chinese calendar and the most important celebration of the year. This is going to be a good year for those of you born in the year of the sheep!
Wear red today! For Chinese New Year celebrations people wear red clothes, decorate with poems on red paper, and give children "lucky money" in red envelopes. Red symbolizes fire, which according to legend can drive away bad luck.
Why is it the year of the sheep? "Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality. Those born in sheep years are often artistic, charming, sensitive, and sweet. It is known as the most creative sign in the Chinese zodiac." Find out which one of the 12 animals you were born under below. I've got another 11 years to go until my luck kicks in!