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The year of the water rabbit: what it means and what to expect from the Chinese New Year

This January 22 begins the Chinese New Year, which, on this occasion, will be governed by the symbol of the water rabbit.

The sign of the rabbit -which is the fourth of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac- represents dexterity, ingenuity and prosperity in the culture of the Asian country.

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The period beginning with the rise of the second new moon after winter and extending to February 9, 2024 is expected to be a time of hope, according to the virtues of the rabbit. The last Year of the Rabbit took place in 2011.

Chinese astrology advises that, despite the good fortune often symbolized by the rabbit, caution should be exercised when making big changes this year, such as starting a business or getting married, because challenges may arise.

It is recommended be prudent during troubleshooting and with communication, as well as working hard, to see good results in the end.

Women make rabbit hats for the Chinese New Year celebration. (GETTY IMAGES).

The element that will govern 2023 will be water, which, according to Chinese astrology, means longevity and peace. It is said that it is a good period to give birth.

Those born during the year of the water rabbit will enjoy good fortune and a peaceful mind during his lifetime, according to tradition.

People who were born in 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, and 2011 are also under this zodiac sign.

According to Chinese astrology, those born under the water rabbit are characterized by being discreet, intelligent, farsighted, benevolent and attentive.

Their empathy and artistic sensitivity make them ideal people for creative work. They are often successful in art, music, or literature. They are also ideal for tasks that require a lot of attention to detail.

An artist displays a paper artwork featuring 106 rabbits to welcome the Chinese New Year.  (GETTY IMAGES).

An artist displays a paper artwork featuring 106 rabbits to welcome the Chinese New Year. (GETTY IMAGES).

Spring Party

The Chinese New Year is one of the most important festivals for oriental culture. Before the festivities begin, people clean and arrange their homes to receive this new stage.

The celebration lasts two weeks, but only the first 7 days are holidays (January 22-29, 2023).

The most important activity will be commemorated on February 5, 2023, when the the Lantern Festival. It is a family activity that has been celebrated for more than 2,000 years and is considered the Chinese Valentine.

During the Lantern Festival, Chinese people often watch the moon, light lanterns, dance, and eat rice balls.

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring FestivalIt is a time reserved for the family. A dinner is made on New Year’s Eve, the in-laws are visited on the second day and the neighbors are visited. On the fifth day, the stores open and everything returns to normal.

Millions of Chinese will be able to travel to their homes this year after the strict restrictions with which they have lived due to the covid pandemic since 2020.

Source: Elcomercio

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