Happy Chinese New Year!
The Chinese year of the snake is over and the year of the horse has begun.
We have a mixed camp here at Clickety Headquarters. Jake the Achy Snake is a little bit grumpy, but Clip Clop and Orsa the Saucy Horse are over the moon. Orsa is adamant the year has been named just for her.
The Chinese New Year is celebrated on the first day on the Chinese calendar. This calendar is based on the cycles of the moon, and this year, New Year’s Day falls on the 31st January. Celebrations begin on Chinese New Year’s Eve. The year of the snake will be waved goodbye and the year of the horse will be greeted with joy.
Celebrations last for fifteen days. That’s when the moon is at its brightest. People traditionally wear red clothes and children are given ‘lucky money’ in red envelopes.
Hoot the Tooting Newt has had a red velvet suit especially tailored for the occasion and even Dwight the Bright Kite is wearing his ‘lucky’ red underpants.
The good news for everyone is the year of the horse is said to bring wealth and prosperity.
So from everyone at Clickety Books, and from especially Orsa and Clip Clop, we would like to say a resounding Happy Chinese New Year. May your year be full of happiness.
Let the celebrations begin in style.