Today, February 5, 2019 marks the Chinese Lunar New Year.
This is year of the Pig.
For those of you that are not familiar with the Chinese horoscope, it is made up of 12 animals (I have listed them below, but they are not in order) which rotate over 12 years:
- bear (haha! got your attention – there is no bear)
So for example, if you are born in year of the monkey, the next year of the monkey will be twelve years later.
Check out www.chinesenewyear.net to find out what this year has in store for you!
The Chinese New Year follows the lunar calendar, and is a well-celebrated event in Hong Kong and China. I heard that they have at least a week long celebration. Makes you think, we should celebrate more!
Love of animals
We often characterize ourselves based on the behaviour of animals: “fierce like a lion”, “sweet like a lamb” and create a set of characteristics that describe each of us based on the horoscope animal that we are. For example, someone born in the year of the sheep is known to be mild tempered and a dog is loyal.
We “love” our animals so much. So, it may not seem auspicious to write this on Chinese New Year, but what better time than to celebrate all living beings on earth by not eating and torturing amazing animals – GO VEGAN!
I have been losing sleep lately thinking about how to help save our animals. It is really tough once you make the connection about where our meat comes from, because you feel pretty helpless about where to begin.
In this thing called life, if you believe that what comes around goes around, we really have something coming to us.