Last year, it was to celebrate you "doyty wats". This year, on 12 February 2021, Chinese New Year is all about the Ox. If you read my post last year about the Year of the Rat, you will know that the Ox came second in the race for the order in the Chinese horoscope cycle by being duped by the pesky Rat. You might think that the Ox is stupid for letting the rat trick him. You might think the Ox is only a victim of his own kindness. You might even think that the Ox should not ha
Last year, you filthy pigs got a turn. This year, on 25 January 2020, the first animal in the pecking order is centre stage. 2020 is for all you Rats out there. Legend has it that the order of the Chinese horoscope animals were determined by a well organised swimming race across a fast flowing river. I have it on good authority that the rat was exhausted during the race but used its cunning to navigate the water by “persuading” the ox to let it sit on its head as it crossed.
Chinese New Year 2018 marked the Year of the Dog. This year, on 5 February 2019, the twelfth animal is centre stage, so all you Pigs out there can raise your trotters in celebration for Year of the Pig. Have a little chuckle and do feel free to mock any fellow Pigs you know. Feel free to use outright insults about their porky appearance or more subtle “smells like bacon” or “bit of a sty” references. Anyway, once you’ve finished bludgeoning your friends and family with pork
The previous Chinese New Year was the Year of the Rooster, which was my year. Gone now are the cock jokes and today, 16 February 2018, Chinese New Year is here and it is the Year of the Dog. There are a lot of intriguing facts about Chinese New Year so let's kick things off with one interesting fact. Houses are decorated with red banners, red lanterns and red paper cuttings. City streets are lit up by red lanterns and people are dressed in red. Red envelopes containing money
Falling on Saturday 28 January this year (tomozza!), Chinese New Year is very nearly upon us and I am delighted to say that it is the year to my celebrate my animal sign – the year of the Rooster. Feel free to hold back on the "I always knew you were a cock**" jokes. The Rooster is probably not the most immediately impressive animal, but just think of...okay, I can't think of a single impressive thing they do. Anyway, for me, as a BBC (otherwise known in the circles as a "Bri