Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar.
The Chinese year 4707 begins on February 03 2011.
A Chinese New Year Eve Blessing Ceremony finds place in the Fo Guang Shan He Hua temple in Amsterdam on Saturday 03 February 2011 .
AMSTERDAM on Saturday 05 February 2011 at 11:45 h-14.00 h.. (more info)
Celebrations in other cities:
THE HAGUE on Saturday 05 February 2011 at 11:30 h- 17.30 h. (poster in PDF)
ROTTERDAM on Saturday 05 February 2011 at 12:00 h - 18.00 h. (more info -poster)
A Rabbit Year - the Rabbit is the fourth animal from the 12 years cycle.
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 Rabbit years are one are the most delicate signs in the zodiac.
Even though rabbits are cautious, rabbit people are very emotional. Usually they're shy, kind and tender.
They make good friends and great partners in relationships. Nevertheless, their own space is important for them.
Family is always priority number one for rabbits.
People who born in the year of rabbit are ambitious and talented, but the most of rabbit people are pessimistic. Another thing about rabbits is that many of rabbit people are financially lucky. They are careful with money, but like to make investments in crafts and arts.
Compatible with: Pig and Goat.
Not compatible with: Rooster and Rat.