Your Christmas decorations and New Year celebrations are probably long gone by now. You’re back at work and there’s a whole year ahead with few celebrations around the corner, right? WRONG! Chinese New Year is 10 days away! On February 10th, the Chinese Lunisolar Calendar marks the start of a new Chinese year. The calendar is represented by one of the 12 creatures of the Chinese Zodiac and this year, it’s Year of the Snake. If you know someone born this year, they will be Year of the Snake. The last three birth years to fall on Year of the Snake were 2001, 1989 and 1977.
This year, like any, will be filled with highs and lows. It is said the highs and lows will be quite intense, and for those born in the Year of the Snake, it’s an exciting time for work, relationships and realisation. Chinese New Year festivities technically last for 15 days, and you can bet we’ll be celebrating at Oriental Teahouse! (Tune in to our Facebook page for updates). But here’s a little tip if you’re planning on having a celebratory Chinese New Year dinner of your own: tradition says that the higher you toss your salad on the night, the greater your fortune will be in the New Year.