Thursday, February 7, 2008


That's Happy New Year!

The Rat (Chinese:鼠) was welcomed in ancient times as a protector and bringer of material prosperity. It is the first of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. Rat is associated with aggression, wealth, charm, and order, yet also associated with death, war, the occult, pestilence, and atrocities. The Year of the Rat is associated with the earthly branch symbol 子.


Rich said...

Ni hao Richard

That's cools to know the conji for new year. So, is that a generic Happy New Year, or does that set of characters include anything about the Rat?

Xie xie,

rzdesign said...

I believe the title characters simply say Happy New Year. The symbol for the rat is in the actual post.



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