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Feb 20, 2015

Celebrating Year Of The Sheep

Celebrating Year Of The Sheep

In China 2015 will be known as Year of The Sheep (or Goat or Ram) and below you'll find some more information about this mystical animal.

Chinese: 羊 yáng
Sheep (goat, or ram) is among the animals that people like most. It is gentle and calm. Since ancient times, people have learned to use its fleece to make writing brushes and skin to keep warm. The white cute creature often reminds people of beautiful things.

Lucky Signs for Sheep:
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9
Lucky Colors: green, red, purple
Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose, Alice flower
Lucky Directions: east, southeast, south

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A visitor walks in between peach blossoms at a Lunar New Year market at Hong Kong's Victoria Park BOBBY YIP/REUTERS

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Fireworks explode at the River Hongbao Lunar New Year Celebrations along Marina Bay in Singapore EDGAR SU/REUTERS

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Member of Acrobatic Troupe of Xinjiang walks the tightrope blindfolded during an aerial performance at the River Hongbao Lunar New Year Celebrations along Marina Bay in Singapore EDGAR SU/REUTERS

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A worker changes light bulbs ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations at the Thean Hou temple in Kuala Lumpur OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

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People take a selfie inside a Chinese temple ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Bangkok's Chinatown ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Customers looks at roast ducks for religious offerings ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at a market in Bangkok's Chinatown ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Men perform a lion dance to celebrate Chinese New Year in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh SAMRANG PRING/Reuters

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A performer takes part in the opening of the Temple Fair, part of Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A woman poses under paper lanterns, celebrating the Chinese New Year, at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Traditional dancers perform lion dance during the opening of the temple fair for the Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A woman prays at Petak Sembilan Chinese Buddhist temple on the eve of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, at in Jakarta, DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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A Chinese Buddhist monk walks under decorations at a temple, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Nonthaburi province CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERS

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Lion and dragon dancers perform as part of the festive Chinese New Year celebrations in Bangkok's shopping district ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Dragon dancers perform as part of the festive Chinese New Year celebrations in Bangkok's shopping district ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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A woman hangs a paper crane with her wish written on it during Chinese New Year eve celebrations at Chinatown in Manila ROMEO RANOCO/REUTERS

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People rush to plant the first joss stick of the Lunar New Year at the stroke of midnight at the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple in Singapore EDGAR SU/REUTERS

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A devotee offers joss sticks ahead of the Lunar New Year at Kwan Im Thong Hood temple in Singapore EDGAR SU/REUTERS

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Worshippers wearing sheep caps make their first offerings inside Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong STRINGER/REUTERS

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A woman prays with her joss sticks at the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple in Singapore EDGAR SU/REUTERS

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A man with a sheep soft toy waits to plant his first joss stick of the Lunar New Year at the stroke of midnight at the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple in Singapore EDGAR SU/REUTERS

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People walk as residents set off fireworks as part of Chinese New Year celebrations in Shanghai CARLOS BARRIA/Reuters

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A girls walks as residents set off fireworks as part of Chinese New Year celebrations in Shanghai CARLOS BARRIA/Reuters

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A vendor cooks food at a small alley in downtown Shanghai CARLOS BARRIA/Reuters

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Fireworks explode above the Potala Palace during the celebration of the Tibetan New Year, in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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A woman walks under lanterns on Chinese New Year at the Thean Hou temple in Kuala Lumpur OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

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A man prays for good fortune as he holds burning incense on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at a temple in Qingdao CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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Devotees offer incense sticks during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at the Lungshan temple in Taipei PICHI CHUANG/REUTERS

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A reveller blows fire to celebrate Lunar New Year at Manila's Chinatown ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

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Lion dance performers ride on an escalator to perform at the trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange on the eve of Chinese New Year in Manila ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

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Revellers explode firecrackers as they celebrate Lunar New Year at Manila's Chinatown ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

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Firecrackers explode as members of the Chinese community perform a lion dance during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Kolkata RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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A woman places another candle celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year at the temple in Bangkok's Chinatown DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A woman stands behind statues of goats at the temple decorated for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Bangkok's Chinatown DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Dancers perform a fire dragon dance on Lunar New Year at the Happy Valley amusement park in Beijing KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Dancers perform a fire dragon dance on Lunar New Year at the Happy Valley amusement park in Beijing KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Dancers perform a fire dragon dance on Lunar New Year at the Happy Valley amusement park in Beijing KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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People burn incense as they pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Jade Temple in Shanghai CARLOS BARRIA/Reuters

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Ducks are prepared for traditional dishes as people celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year in Bangkok's Chinatown DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Lion dance troupes perform during a Chinese New Year evening parade at Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district TYRONE SIU/REUTERS

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Performers present a dragon dance during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Sao Paulo NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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An installation is seen at the Old Town Square during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Prague DAVID W CERNY/REUTERS

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People celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year in New York's China Town BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS

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A man walks past a snow-covered large lantern on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year during the temple fair in celebration of Chinese New Year, at a park in Beijing KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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