Happy New Year! (Chinese New Year, The Year of the Horse, of Course)


At the stroke of midnight leading into today, January 31, 2014, a 15-day celebration of the Chinese New Year will begin with the first new moon of this calendar year.
It is fitting then, that my guest in residence (in my succulent garden), Mr. Moon-In-The-Man (pictured here), and who is someone you might recognize as I introduced him this past fall here on HT and subsequently featured him in a number of entries since (including one related to the Chinese New Year*), should continue to accompany Monsieur Purple, a horse, who is the rep for the occasion, for this is The Year of the Horse.**
Were you born in The Year of the Horse, dear reader? If not, which animal represents your birth year? (See chart below)***
RAT:
1900,1912,1924,1936,1948,1960,1972,1984,1996,2008
COW:
1901,1913, 1925,1937,1949,1961,1973,1985,1997,2009
TIGER:
1902, 1914, 1926,1938,1950,1962,1974,1986,1998,2010
RABBIT:
1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951,1963, 1975,1987,1999,2011
DRAGON:
1904,1916,1928,1940,1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
SNAKE:
1905, 1917, 1929, 1941,1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
HORSE:
1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
SHEEP:
1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
MONKEY:
1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
CHICKEN:
1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
DOG:
1910, 1922, 1934,1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
PIG:
1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

REFERENCES WITHIN THIS HT POSTING:

*http://www.hometalk.com/2930198/preserving-the-moment-even-in-garden-decor
**http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jan/31/eight-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-year-of-horse

****The "enclosed" chart is from a source @ http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/2014/2014Zodiac.htm
AND BTW, as with a number of the figurines that I write about, most of the figurines featured in this post are available via Steve Mohr of More and More Antiques. (212-580-8404)

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