Chinese new year 2011 – The year of the Rabbit (In Photos)


Updated Trends: China ushers in the Chinese new year 2011 aka the Lunar new year, on February 3rd 2011, and this marks the beginning of the year of the Rabbit. The Chinese new year celebrations are witnessed not only in China but also in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, and in places where there is a majority of Chinese population.

Chinese New Year
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Chinese Orange Tree
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Since Mandarin Oranges are believed to be symbols of good fortune, they are used as decorations, as well as gifts to friends & family during the Chinese New Year.

Year of the rabbit
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February 3rd 2011 marks the beginning of the “Year of the Rabbit”. Wikipedia states that the rabbit (hare) is the fourth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

Tradition states that people born in the year of the rabbit tend to be sensitive, soft-spoken, kind, reserved, artistic, and at the same time are prone to be moody, superficial, and obstinate!

Happy Chinese New Year!