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Celebration of the Chinese New Year Open House in Village of the Arts Bradenton

The Chinese or Lunar Year is a traditional celebration. Join us February 22nd and engage your senses with the color and sound, taste and warmth of family and friends in this joyous occasion.

Come and celebrate the Chinese New Year hosted at East West Health’s new location 1216 13th Ave. W. in the Village of the Arts Bradenton. There will be health information, mini-massage and reflexology, food and refreshments, music and more. The event is Friday February 22nd 5-8pm. Call Martha for more information at 941-744-9770

Chinese Lunar New Year:   Spring Festival

In China, there are many New Year’s traditions during the 15-day Spring Festival.  Many people clean their homes to sweep away the past year and usher in the next.  Oftentimes family members travel home for a visit.  Children receive red envelopes, called hóngbāo in Mandarin, filled with money from their relatives. People hang red lanterns outside their homes to bring happiness and good luck.  On Chinese New Year’s Eve families gather for a huge meal and enjoy “lucky” foods together.  And, of course, there are fireworks.

The Chinese zodiac has 12 years in its cycle, each one represented by an animal; 2013 is the Year of the Snake.  Astrologers say that people born in the Year of the Snake are wise but enigmatic. 

They are very intuitive and size up situations well, but say little.  Snakes are refined; they like to dress well and are usually financially secure. They are intense and passionate in relationships, but can become jealous and suspicious.  Snakes prefer a calm, stress-free environment.

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