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Feb 3, 2011

Chinese New Year: Year of the Rabbit

Chinese New Year: Year of the Rabbit

Chinese New Year - often called Chinese Lunar New Year although it actually is lunisolar - is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. Despite its winter occurrence, in China it is known as Spring Festival. 2010 was the year of the Tiger and 2011 will be the year of the Rabbit. Other years of the Rabbit are 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023. Some Rabbit personality traits are that although generally calm, gentle and loving, Rabbit people can be very ambitious and intuitively know how to get ahead in the world. They are good listeners, kind and sweet by nature, and are therefore often sought out as popular and trusted friends. Generally noted for their physical beauty, Rabbits like to surround themselves with beautiful things. They have a good eye for art, design and fashion, and are usually at the top of anyone's Best Dressed list.

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