Happy Chinese New Year, 2009 is the Year of Ox
Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. Chinese months are reckoned by the lunar calendar, with each month beginning on the darkest day. This year, the 15-day Chinese New Year begins today, ushering in the Year of the Ox. According to Chinese belief, the Ox is a symbol of wealth and success through hard work and resilience — a welcome sign considering the entire Worlds economic difficulties.