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    Happy Chinese New Year!
    Kung Hei Fat Choi!
    Our chinese friends are celebrating their New Year today - heralding the year of the pig.
    The year of the Pig is said to be a year of prosperity. I wonder what is in store for the affiliate business this year...

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    ooops I wished a friend of mine Happy New Year last Friday...umm guess I was a bit early. lol Will just have to wish him again now today. Happy New Year to all of you celebrating it today.

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    Technically, it was Sunday :-)

    PurpleBear is so nice. I am wondering who is that person

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    Uh oh, now I'm both too early and late. lol. It's the thought that counts.
    psssst... Happy belated Happy New Year too Eric lol

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    Thanks PurpleBear

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    Yay! Noodles for everyone! (noodles symbolize longevity in the Chinese culture)

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    Chinese New Year!
    Quote Originally Posted by Carolyn - ShareASale
    Yay! Noodles for everyone! (noodles symbolize longevity in the Chinese culture)
    I would love to partake on a chinese banquet! A chinese friend of mine did share his new year benediction by giving me a rice cake. He said I should stir fried it -and warned that its gonna be quite sticky while chewing. I wonder when will i have time to eat it...

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    I wish I had seen this thread earlier.

    ... All week, I've still been writing Year of the Dog on my checks.
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    Just wondering....why do chinese have seperate celebration of new year? Does it have something to do with the minor miscalculation in the roman calendar?

    Or are we speaking here about cosmic calendar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrein
    Just wondering....why do chinese have seperate celebration of new year? Does it have something to do with the minor miscalculation in the roman calendar?

    Or are we speaking here about cosmic calendar?
    They follow a lunar calendar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    They follow a lunar calendar.
    i see...how is it different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrein
    i see...how is it different?
    Well, agriculture is very important since old times in Chinese life, and the ancient Chinese make a lunar calendar to guide farmers when to loose earth, when to irrigate, when to sow the seeds and so on, called 24 fortnightly periods in Chinese. It was created according to the climatic rhythm, like some statistics of the old times, so it is a bit different from the one most of us use today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susana
    Well, agriculture is very important since old times in Chinese life, and the ancient Chinese make a lunar calendar to guide farmers when to loose earth, when to irrigate, when to sow the seeds and so on, called 24 fortnightly periods in Chinese. It was created according to the climatic rhythm, like some statistics of the old times, so it is a bit different from the one most of us use today.
    Wow thanks for the info Susana....

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    Susana wrote: Well, agriculture is very important since old times in Chinese life

    During this celebratory period...would it be uncommon for celebrants to take more time off from work...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gobk21
    Susana wrote: Well, agriculture is very important since old times in Chinese life

    During this celebratory period...would it be uncommon for celebrants to take more time off from work...?
    Well, the Chinese usually have eight or ten days off during Chinese New Year-Spring Festival, while people can take the balance of their annual leave, in that way the holiday can be 15 days or so for them.

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    Is it true, that the equivalent of our Valentines' Day is also coming up in China right around now? Does anything special happen?
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