2011 Chinese New Year

Mimi ON Feb 03, 2011 AT 11:12 am

Year of the Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit

After the fearless and ferocious Year of the Tiger, we are excited to welcome the more restful Year of the Rabbit.  Thursday 3 February marks the beginning of the fourth year in the twelve-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

Unlike the Tiger, Years of the Rabbit recognise persuasion rather than force as a means of change, and those born under this sign exercise discretion when making decisions.  Laws and rules are not strictly enforced, but the Rabbit can spoil some people who enjoy comfort and impair their efficiency.  The lifestyle of this year will be pleasure-filled and relaxed – we won’t be complaining at that.

Angelina in Robert Procop at the Salt Premiere

Year of the Rabbit - Angelina Jolie

Want to know if you were born in the Year of this gracious, well-mannered, kind and sensitive creature?  Its years are 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011.  Those born in these years tend to be artistic, reserved and scholarly and will lead a peaceful life, working to avoid conflict.

The Rabbit is most compatible with the Sheep, both sharing good taste and a love of materialism.   The Dog is also a good match for the Rabbit.

Famous names born under the Year of the Rabbit include stars like Angelina Jolie, Michael Keaton, Kate Winslet, David Beckham, Drew Barrymore, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Sting, Andy Warhol, Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

For this New Year, Christopher Yu, Co-Managing Director of United Perfumes, has given some helpful tips that we think you’ll like:

    1. On February 3, relax – don’t sweep or clean. If you sweep on that day it is believed that you are sweeping your good luck away.
    2. Do clean before the New Year to get rid of the old year
    3. Get your hair cut before New Year’s Eve to keep your good luck after the start of the New Year.
    4. Resolve differences with people you know.
    5. Wear new clothes and shoes.
    6. Wear and use the color red as it brings luck this year.
    7. Eat candy to bring sweetness for the New Year.
    8. Open your windows to let good luck in.

If you’re in London and looking for ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year, head down to the main festivities in Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and Chinatown on Sunday 6 February.  Some treats in store include dance, music, fireworks and acrobatics, which are free in Trafalgar Square and Chinatown.

This Year of the Rabbit promises to be more tranquil than the last – we’re crossing our fingers!

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