Chinese New Year is nearly here - and with it comes a host of superstitions that will apparently dictate how the next 12 months will play out for each of us. Cleaning clothes, using scissors and sweeping floors are some of the easier omens to sidestep, however parents might find it difficult to dodge crying children and - on the more extreme end of the scale - women might find it difficult to avoid leaving the house all day. According to Chinese superstition, doing any of these on February 5th - the day Chinese New Year falls on in 2019 - will lead to bad luck for the entire coming year. However it isn't all doom and gloom: 2019 is the Year of the Pig, an animal which symbolises wealth. Here... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year 2019: Pigs, luck and why you should avoid medicine, laundry and crying children
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By Laman Ismayilova New Years Eve is the best night of the year to dress up and look stylish. This wonderful holiday as if promises a new life and, of course, many gifts and surprises. All women are very sensitive about the selection of outfit for New Year's eve. Everyone is looking out for the perfect dress to shine brighter than any diamond on this special night. Traditionally, we choose the outfit and home according to the color of the coming year. 2019 is the Chinese year of the Earth Pig. There is a belief that if you put on clothes of the color of this animal, then in the coming year there will certainly be luck. The tradition to wear specific colors in order to attract good luck is popular all over the world. This year's diverse spectrum of color trends has a little something for everyone. According to the Chinese Horoscope, the lucky … [Read more...] about Pick out your perfect New Years Eve look
If one New Year isn't enough, millions of people will be looking ahead to the next big celebration Chinese New Year will be celebrated across the globe and takes place on Friday February 5 2019. If you're wondering why it is different to the traditional UK date which starts on January 1, it is because Chinese New Year marks the start of the lunar year whereas here we use the 'Gregorian' calendar. Sounds a tad confusing but simply, the date of the Chinese New Year follows the start of a new moon, which is why the date changes each year but it usually falls between January 21 and February 20. Though the Gregorian calendar is more widely used, in China the lunar calendar still has its place. The Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Spring Festival, falls in line with the Chinese Zodiac which runs in a 12 year cycle. Twelve animals represent each year: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. And each one has its own characteristics just like … [Read more...] about When is Chinese New Year 2019 and what animal is it?
The Chinese New Year brings with it fireworks and impressive lantern displays. But when is it celebrated in 2019, which zodiac comes into prominence, and what does it mean for the year ahead? When is Chinese New Year? Falling on February 5, Chinese New Year marks the turn of the lunar year. Based on the Chinese calendar, the celebration starts on the last day of the last month of the lunar cycle and ends on the 15th day of the first month. WarningSKEWERED ALIVE Factory robot malfunctions and impales worker with 10 foot-long steel spikes CHURCH BLOODBATH Gunman ‘storms cathedral during mass killing 4 and turning gun on himself’ FIRE IN THE HOLE US Army’s terrifying new rifle can obliterate enemies with power of TANK BEST OF BRITAIN Britain's most popular meals revealed including beans on toast CORNERED BY BEASTS Young lion bares teeth at water buffalo… before pride rushes to rescue ESCORT 'MURDER' Businessman, 48, 'battered high-class escort, 29, to death with … [Read more...] about When is Chinese New Year 2019, how is the Year of the Pig celebrated and what are the other zodiac animals?
The earliest known footprints left by an animal on Earth, dating back at least 541 million years, have been uncovered in China, a study said Wednesday. It is unclear just what kind of tiny creature left the tracks, which lie just a few millimeters apart and look like a two rows of shallow depressions, or holes, marked in the dark gray limestone. "This is considered the earliest animal fossil footprint record," said the report in the US journal, Science Advances. The trackways were found in the Yangtze Gorges area of South China, and date to the Ediacaran Period 541 million to 635 million years ago. "The rock that contains the fossil has been very well dated between 551 and 541 million years old," study author Zhe Chen, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told AFP in an email. "Previously identified footprints are between 540 and 530 million years old. The new fossils are probably up to 10 million years older." Unfortunately for scientists, the creature that made the … [Read more...] about Earliest animal footprints found in China: study