This past Sunday, the Lunar New Year, more commonly know as Chinese New Year, was celebrated.
As described by Wikipedia, “Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally ran from Chinese New Year’s Day itself, the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the “Lunar New Year”.
2013 is officially the year of the snake, according to the Chinese Calendar. As stated in the Chinese Zodiac, “In reality, Snake people are born charming and popular. Snakes are spotlight magnets, and they will not be ignored. Peer group attention and public recognition are the least of what he expects. Yet Snakes are never noisy or deliberately outspoken, and they have have excellent manners.”
Snakes are definitely not a bad thing and can liven up a room either by personality or with some of these favorite slithery themed accessories that have inspired us all to celebrate the snake this year!