Year of the Snake

As you can tell by the photo caption it is time to celebrate another new year in China. There are twelve designations for Chinese years, Shǔ – Rat, Niú – Ox, Hǔ – Tiger, Tù – Rabbit, Lóng – Dragon, Shé – Snake, Mǎ – Horse, Yáng – Goat, Hóu – Monkey, Jī – Rooster, Gǒu – Dog & Zhū – Pig, and they rotate on a predictable schedule. This year is the year of the Shé or Snake. For the record, I was born in the year of the…

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