In February, we can celebrate by welcoming in the Chinese Lunar New Year 4716 – the Year of the Pig. Unlike western calendars, the Chinese calendar has names that are repeated every 60 years. 2019 is the year of the Golden Earth Pig. It is a year to make peace and enjoy life. A year for harmony and fellowship when kind actions are rewarded. As a Gold year, money is spent on luxuries such as sumptuous meals and fine clothing – so beware of ignoring the bills that accumulate during the Pig year.
A Pig is characterized as being optimistic and sensitive. It is said that a Pig person has a heart of gold and is naturally a kind, generous and gentle soul. Pigs are honest and peaceful in nature. They dislike arguments and conflicts; are fun-loving, and don’t hide their emotions. Because of their capacity for giving and forgiving, Pig people make the greatest of friends.
Some of the more famous people born under the Pig are Thomas Jefferson and Ronald Reagan, Duke Ellington and Elton John, Ernest Hemingway, and Magic Johnson. If you were born in: 1924 you are a Grey Water Pig; if you were born in 1936 you are a Blue Wood Pig; born in 1948 you are a Purple Fire Pig and if you were born in 1960 you are a Gold Earth Pig.
In February we also celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you have not bought your Valentine cards, you still have time to do so in the Blossom Shop. Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate your one true love and the love you have for friends and family. Also, it is one of the few days when you can eat all the chocolate candy you want, and no one will say anything about it! So with these two celebrations happening in the same month, you may want to check the Kirby Facebook Page for the unexpected concert, trip or social dining event you can participate in. Wishing you happiness, prosperity, and a Happy Valentine’s Day. “Gung Hay Fat Choy”!