The Year of the Horse at Angels Forever / Windows of Light

Angels Forever / Windows of Light is your place to find something special for the Year of the Horse. This year, Chinese New Year falls on January 31, 2014, at which point the Year of the Horse will burst out of the gates and charge forward until February 18, 2015.

The Year of the Horse is about unrestrained freedom, fast action, and enjoying life’s adventures. Those born under this sign (2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918, and 1906) are said to be warm-hearted, carefree, and optimistic individuals who are intuitive and follow their hunches, which often help them make good life decisions.

The signs of the Chinese Zodiac are said to have been created by Buddha when he invited all the animals of the world to a New Year celebration. Only 12 animals showed up to the party, so he honored them with their own years.

Chinese New Year is a 15 day event that ends on the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice. Because the New Year is based on the Chinese lunar calendar (which tracks the phases of the moon as well as the seasonal solstices and equinoxes) instead of the Gregorian calendar (which tracks Earth’s revolution around the sun) the date changes from year to year. Also known as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is celebrated by cleaning one’s house to remove “huiqi” (bad luck or negative energy from the current year), lighting off firecrackers, hanging lucky scrolls, hosting family feasts, and paying homage to deities and ancestors – all in an effort to bring good luck and fortune to the household.

Here’s to handing you the reigns for a successful 2014 – Year of the Horse!

“Kung Hei Fat Choy” (Happy Chinese New Year) from Angels Forever / Windows of light!

Angels Forever / Windows of Light
310 W. College Ave.

 

 

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