2013: Year of the Snake…

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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!

Clock­wise from top left: The Winslow Table Lamp by Arte­riors Home, our Double Snake Pil­lows in Bur­gundy and Teal, Made­Goods Drake Mirror, Set of 3 Wycliffe Trays by Arte­riors Home, and the Lolita Silver Leaf Stool by Worlds Away.

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