quinta-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2011

Ano do Coelho/Year of the Rabbit

E pois então, hoje e até ao dia 22 de Janeiro de 2012 seremos regidos, 'astrologicamente' e aos olhos  do oriente, pelo Coelho.
Seja como for, o Zodíaco chinês é muito mais divertido que o ocidental. Tem animais tão mais queridos!
Imaginem um coelhinho angorá... ou um cavalo lusitano... ou um cachorro...

E para quem quiser saber, tudo começou com um convite feito pelo Buddha a todos os animais para com ele comemorar o Ano Novo.

E mais, em Inglês:
The history of the Chinese Zodiac is very interesting! It is said that Buddha invited all of the animals in the world to join him for the New Year celebrations, but only 12 animals bothered to turn up. As a great reward, Buddha named a year after each one of them and they actually run in the order that the animals arrived to celebrate with Buddha, starting with the rat and ending with the last guest, the pig.

The Chinese believe that those born during a year of a particular animal would inherit some of the good and bad personality traits of that animal.
Also, each Chinese year is influenced by whatever animal it falls in. The Year of The Rabbit begins on February 3rd 2011. Most Rabbit years are quiet, positive and inspiring and 2011 looks to be heading in this direction – a refreshing change after the fast-moving and quite dramatic Year of the Tiger. Family, diplomacy and personal development will all be highlighted in 2011. Once again alternative sources of energy and green living will be under the spotlight. The arts and culture sector of society will very busy producing amazing works of art and staging important exhibitions throughout the year. Love, romance and family life are well-starred, with a renewed appreciation of loved ones and friends. Overall, it should be a fun and relatively peaceful year. Even though aggression, violence and war zones will still be in evidence, the Chinese Rabbit year favours peaceful solutions and diplomacy, so there will be a feeling that all is not lost and that hope is still very much alive. 

1 comentário:

Rita disse...

É realmente uma cultura completamente diferente...15 dias de comemorações? Tambem eu gostava!!