After the Western New Year (January 1st) and the Jewish New Year for the Tree (January 20th), the third New Year of the year has arrived. Mallorca’s Chinese contingent will be celebrating the Lunar New Year today, February 3rd, and the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit.
According to the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco,
people born in the Year of the Rabbit are articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent taste. Rabbit people are admired, trusted, and are often financially lucky. They are fond of gossip but are tactful and generally kind. Rabbit people seldom lose their temper. They are clever at business and being conscientious, never back out of a contract. They would make good gamblers for they have the uncanny gift of choosing the right thing. However, they seldom gamble, as they are conservative and wise. They are most compatible with those born in the years of the Sheep, Pig, and Dog.
How the Rabbit will affect the current turmoil in North Africa or possibly influence the political fate of our Mallorcan community, only time will tell. For now, let me just wish you a Happy New Year, once again, and good tidings all round.
The photo was taken in Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: January 23rd, 2011. The time was 14:02:09.