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Happy Chinese New Year

Saturday, January 28, 2017 is Chinese New Year. Since it is celebrated by many Southeast Asian Countries, it is also referred to as Lunar New Year.

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According to the Lunar Calendar, there are 12 Chinese Zodiac signs. Each sign is represented by an animal. 2017 is the year of Rooster. Some Chinese, especially the older generation, believe in the Zodiac and look for what the year will bring to their lives.

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Dragon Dances in Hong Kong visited businesses wishing them prosperous!

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I visited my family in Hong Kong during one of the Chinese New Year.

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The Current Gregorian calendar is the internationally accepted civil calendar that was first adopted in 1582. The Gregorian calendar adds one leap day on February 29 every four years.

The Chinese calendar uses the phases of the moon to determine its months and days of the month. The first day of the month is always the new moon; the 15th day of the month is always the full moon.

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https://stardate.org/nightsky/moon

There are 29 days or 30 days in a lunar month. This would mean a 12-month year would have 354 days. As a result, to keep months and holidays in line with the seasons, the Chinese calendar requires a “leap month” to be inserted about every two or three years.

Between the 11th month of this Chinese calendar year to the 11th month of following year, if there is 13 moon phases, a leap month will be added. The leap month do not fall on the same month each appearance. It is added when there is a 13 moon phases. The name of the leap month is the same name as the prior month.

http://heredg.com/2014/01/whats-deal-chinese-leap-month

 

Tuesday Travel – Florida

Key West, Florida is the southernmost point in the continent of USA. We had a chance to visit and it turned out to be a trip that enhanced our knowledge and insight.

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This is the picture of Ernest Hemingway’s fishing boat named Pilar. Hemingway regularly fished off the boat in the waters of Key West, Florida. Several of Hemingway’s books were influenced by time spent on the boat, most notably, The Old Man and the Sea and Islands in the Stream.

The winter White House of President Harry S. Truman. It was his white house away from the White House. Today it is a public Key West museum.

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Successful fishing trip! Many birds around were waiting for the scraps from cleaning the fish.

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Roosters were roaming on the walls and sidewalks. Iguanas and human shared the same right crossing the street.

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6-key-west-wreck-msum Wreck Museum displayed all the treasure found from the shipwreck. There was a Tower Cam on the top deck of the museum. My husband stood in front the Tower Cam and called his friend in California. His friend logged on the website, saw him on live-camera and conversed on the phone!

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The sunset was beautiful (appeared in previous post).