Archive for January, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Chinese New Year (01/31)

Monday, January 31st, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
about the Chinese New Year

Jan. 31 : 03 Days to Chinese NY

Did you know that each of the first seven days of the Chinese New Year is associated with the birthday of a specific animal?

The first day is the birthday of the chicken, the second is the birthday of the dog; the third is pig and the fourth is the sheep. The birthday of the ox and cattle is celebrated on the fifth day, while the horse’s birthday is the sixth day. The seventh day is known as the birthday of man, on which all Chinese traditionally celebrate their birthday and become a year older.

From Bangkok to New York’s Chinatown, the Chinese New Year is the pinnacle celebration for billions of Chinese people around the world. The Chinese New Year is the most important and elaborate holiday in Chinese culture. More than any other Chinese holiday, the New Year stresses the importance of familial ties. Whether it’s family gatherings or citywide celebrations, the New Year is a time rich in traditions and ancient superstitions

Chinese New Year 2011, the Year of the Rabbit, begins on February 03rd and continues for 15 days, through the end of the full moon.

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(January 31) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

Monday, January 31st, 2011


Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
Celebrating the joy that is Bubble Wrap, everyones favorite shipping material. Take some time today to learn the history and etiquette of bubble wrap “popping.”

BTW – Did You Know Bubble Wrap was initially conceived as a textured wallpaper?

And courtesy of Virtual Bubblewrap here is some excellent Bubble Wrap fun to help with your holiday celebration. On you mark. Get set. Pop!

Virtual Bubblewrap © www.virtual-bubblewrap.com

Did You Know? Countdown to Chinese New Year (01/30)

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

dyk-chin

Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
about the Chinese New Year

Jan. 30 : 04 Days to Chinese NY

Did you know that on the fifth day of the Chinese New Year, a holiday known as Jie Cai Ceng, or the Welcoming of the Gods of Wealth, is celebrated?

Many Chinese take vacation through the fifth day of New Year festival. Merchants, on the other hand, often return to work on Jie Cai Ceng, saying special prayers for the financial success of their business in the coming year.

From Bangkok to New York’s Chinatown, the Chinese New Year is the pinnacle celebration for billions of Chinese people around the world. The Chinese New Year is the most important and elaborate holiday in Chinese culture. More than any other Chinese holiday, the New Year stresses the importance of familial ties. Whether it’s family gatherings or citywide celebrations, the New Year is a time rich in traditions and ancient superstitions

Chinese New Year 2011, the Year of the Rabbit, begins on February 03rd and continues for 15 days, through the end of the full moon.

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(January 30) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Inane Answering Machine Message Day

Sunday, January 30th, 2011


Inane Answering Machine Message Day
A day for updating, erasing, or re-recording those awful and annoying answering machine messages we all have.

Did You Know? Countdown to Chinese New Year (01/29)

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

dyk-chin

Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
about the Chinese New Year

Jan. 29 : 05 Days to Chinese NY

Did you know that youngsters traditionally receive a gift of money from their parents or other elders on Chinese New Year?

The money, an omen of good luck for the coming year, is presented in a red envelope decorated with gold symbols of good fortune. Called Lai See, a red envelope is also traditionally given to couples on their wedding day and to children on their birthdays.

From Bangkok to New York’s Chinatown, the Chinese New Year is the pinnacle celebration for billions of Chinese people around the world. The Chinese New Year is the most important and elaborate holiday in Chinese culture. More than any other Chinese holiday, the New Year stresses the importance of familial ties. Whether it’s family gatherings or citywide celebrations, the New Year is a time rich in traditions and ancient superstitions

Chinese New Year 2011, the Year of the Rabbit, begins on February 03rd and continues for 15 days, through the end of the full moon.

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(January 29) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Freethinker’s Day / Thomas Paine Day

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Freethinker’s Day / Thomas Paine Day
Observing the birthday of Thomas Paine, the author of Common Sense which advocated the independence of the American Colonies.

Did You Know? Countdown to Chinese New Year (01/28)

Friday, January 28th, 2011

dyk-chin

Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
about the Chinese New Year

Jan. 28 : 06 Days to Chinese NY

Did you know that the Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days ?

The holiday begins on the new moon of the first lunar month of the year. It continues through the start of the full moon. The biggest celebrations during the festival are on the eve of the first day and the last full day.

From Bangkok to New York’s Chinatown, the Chinese New Year is the pinnacle celebration for billions of Chinese people around the world. The Chinese New Year is the most important and elaborate holiday in Chinese culture. More than any other Chinese holiday, the New Year stresses the importance of familial ties. Whether it’s family gatherings or citywide celebrations, the New Year is a time rich in traditions and ancient superstitions

Chinese New Year 2011, the Year of the Rabbit, begins on February 03rd and continues for 15 days, through the end of the full moon.

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