Tomorrow is actually the start of Spring and what we call Li Chun, an auspicious day.
Tomorrow, the Sun will be exactly at the celestial longitude of 315°. According to Wikipedia, Li Chun “traditionally signifies the beginning of spring in East Asian cultures. Chinese New Year is celebrated around this time. Farmers often celebrate the beginning of Lichun with special village events, worship and offerings to the gods and ceremonies for a blissful and prosperous new year.”
Anyway, we’ll be taking a full week off for Chinese New Year from 8 February onwards. We will be back on 15 February.
We’d also like to wish you a brilliant Chinese New Year – one that’s filled with abundance, prosperity and wealth in all forms (especially good health!).
The above photo is actually a piece of art produced by Nic using acrylic on canvas in 2013 depicting the smart and mischievous Monkey God, Sun Wu Kung, in the Chinese opera style. Nic holds a degree in Fine Art and the actual art piece is displayed in our home.
We thought it’s apt to use this piece of art to usher in the year of the Monkey.
Gong Xi Fa Cai, everyone!
*Some fun stuff: For something truly interesting (and a bit hard to do, but as with Chinese, it has to do with money and luck and auspiciousness all in one), check this practice out. It’s a strange, curious practice of depositing money at auspicious times on 4 February 2016 according to your zodiac. Wonder if online transactions make sense?!