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Chinese New Year 2010: Year of the Tiger
The Chinese Year of the Tiger begins on Feb 14, 2010 and will end on 2 February 2011. The Tiger is one of the 12 year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.

THE CHINESE Year of the Tiger begins on Feb 14, 2010 and will end on 2 February 2011. The Tiger is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The year of the tiger is believed to bring with it mythical heroic powers.

The tradition of Chinese New Year celebration is lion dances and fire crackers. Firecrackers are a must for Chinese New Year because Chinese believed to expel evil and bring a year’s peace and happiness.

Peoples in China celebrate their new year with family, exchanging of gift and food festivals like celebrations. Chinese celebrates their New Year for fifteen days and businesses and factories usually take about a week off.

According to the custom, people who born during the Year of the Tiger are said to be intelligent, alert, courageous, honest, lucky, intense, lively, and engaging. Colorful and unpredictable, their energy and love for life are stimulating.

On the Western calendar, the start of the New Year falls on Sunday, February 14, 2010 — The Year of the Tiger. This year, the date has special significance since it also happens to fall on Valentine's Day making it a doubly auspicious day to celebrate.

 

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