Feb 2, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year!



Today is the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year, Spring festival.
welcome, rabbit. good bye, tiger.

今日は中国の旧正月、春節です。
ようこそ、うさぎさん。虎くん、お疲れさま。


Unlike Gregorian calendar, Chinese New Year is based on Lunisolar calender,
which counts 354-355 days as one year.
Wish you a healthy & bright new year!

太陽暦とは打って変わって、中国で生まれた旧暦とは、
「月が地球の周りを一周するのを一ヶ月」として、
一年を354〜355日とカウントする暦です。
今年も健康で朗らかな年を!

2 comments:

domo said...

Happy Chinese New Years to you! Is that Chinatown in London on the first picture?

pimienta ぴみえんた said...

yes! the both photos are from there.
it was full of colorful balloons, made me smile and skip.