Chinese New Year 2014
Today 30 January 2014 Google started the Chinese New Year 2014 early in Australia with its Chinese New Year 2014 Google Doodle announcing the Chinese New Year 2014 on their homepage. The Chinese New Year works differently than Western New Year’s. Instead of having the Chinese New Year on the same day every year the Chinese New Year falls on different day’s each year depending on the Chinese calendar.
When is it the Chinese New Year 2014?
In 2014 the Chinese New Year will fall on Friday, January 31.
How does the Chinese Calendar Work?
The Chinese calendar have several symbols representing the year in which you were born. It is similar to Western Astronomy where we have star signs like Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. In Western Astronomy the month you are born in determines your star sign.
Western Astronomy Star Signs
|Aquarius||January 20 – February 18|
|Pisces||February 19 – March 20|
|Aries||March 21 – April 19|
|Taurus||April 20 – May 20|
|Gemini||May 21 – June 20|
|Cancer||June 21 – July 22|
|Leo||July 23 – August 22|
|Virgo||August 23 – September 22|
|Libra||September 23 – October 22|
|Scorpio||October 23 – November 21|
|Sagittarius||November 22 – December 21|
|Capricorn||December 22 – January 19|
Chinese Astronomy Star Signs
The Chinese Astronomy Star Signs or “Chinese Year” works on the year you were born in. If you have a child and they are born tomorrow or anytime in the next year they will be born into the Chinese Year of the “Horse”. If you were born in 1976 you would have been born into the Chinese Year of the “Fire Dragon”.
Depending in which year you were born you will be more blessed than in others. One of the ultimate years to be Born in the Chinese calendar are the year of the “Dragon”.
Chinese Animal Star Signs
|Animal||New Year Dates|
|Rat||19 February 1996||7 February 2008||25 January 2020|
|Ox||7 February 1997||26 January 2009||12 February 2021|
|Tiger||28 January 1998||14 February 2010||1 February 2022|
|Rabbit||16 February 1999||3 February 2011||22 January 2023|
|Dragon||5 February 2000||23 January 2012||10 February 2024|
|Snake||24 January 2001||10 February 2013||29 January 2025|
|Horse||12 February 2002||31 January 2014||17 February 2026|
|Goat||1 February 2003||19 February 2015||6 February 2027|
|Monkey||22 January 2004||8 February 2016||26 January 2028|
|Rooster||9 February 2005||28 January 2017||13 February 2029|
|Dog||29 January 2006||16 February 2018||3 February 2030|
|Pig||18 February 2007||5 February 2019||23 February 2031|
Australia were the first country to display this year’s Chinese New Year 2014 Google Doodle on the 30th of January 2014. The Google Doodle is not available in all countries and for some reason Google Skipped the “Chinese New Year 2014” Google Announcement in New Zealand.
If you are in Australia Today and want to participate in the Chines New Year 2014 Celebration you will need to be in Sydney Australia, where some of the best Chinese New Year Celebrations is going to take place.
Where to go in Sydney for Chinese New Year 2014 Celebrations?
|Galloping Horses Exhibition||Mon 20 Jan – Fri 21 Feb 2014||Customs House||Artists from the Australia China Art Gallery present eleven stunning artworks, including paintings and calligraphy created specially to celebrate Chinese …|
|Improving Fortunes With a Visit to “Another World” in Chinatown||Thu 30 Jan – Thu 6 Feb 2014||The Chinese Garden of Friendship – Darling Harbour||Take a journey of harnessing qi with Master Siou Foon Lee, an an expert in authentic classical Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology, as you stroll through secret gardens and peaceful groves and enjoy morning tea|
|Chinese Garden of Friendship – Spot Talks in the Garden (Plants)||Tue 28 – Thu 30 Jan 2014||The Chinese Garden of Friendship – Darling Harbour||Horticulturalist Andrew Meade talks about the seasonal plants and ‘wildlife’ in the Garden.|
|Woman Horse||Sat 25 Jan – Sun 2 Feb 2014||Hong Kong House||Artist Nancy Ma uses ceramics to reflect the deep roots of Chinese culture.|
|Calligraphy demonstrations||Thu 30 Jan – Sat 1 Feb 2014||Haymarket Library, Haymarket||Skilled artists from the Australian Chinese Artists’ Society demonstrate the beautiful art of calligraphy.|
|Chinatown Historical Tours||Tue 28 Jan – Wed 5 Feb 2014||Capitol Theatre||Discover the customs and traditions of a 5000 year ancient dynasty, and be entertained by the myths, stories and tales of Sydney’s Chinatown.|
In fact you can visit the
Festival website for more details about all the Celebrations happening around Sydney.
Where to go in Melbourne Australia for Chinese New Year 2014 Celebrations?
There is several unique opportunities to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2014 in Melbourne Australia, below is a list of some of the places where you can go to join in the festivities.
|Richmond||Victoria St, North Richmond||Sun, 19 January 2014||10 AM – 10 PM|
|Springvale||Buckingham Avenue, Springvale||Sun, 26 January 2014||9 AM – 9 PM|
|St Albans||St Albans Town Centre||Sun, 5 January 2014||10 AM – 9 PM|
|Box Hill||Market St and Main St||Sat & Sun 1 – 2 February 2014||1 PM – 1 AM|
|Chinatown||Russell St||Sun, 2 February 2014||10 AM – 10 PM|
|Glen Waverley||Kingsway, Glen Waverley||Sun, 9 February 2014||11 AM – 9 PM|
|Footscray||Hopkins Street, Footscray||Sun, 2 February 2014||10 AM – 10 PM|
|Wonderland Fun Park, Docklands||Wonderland Fun Park, Habour Town, Dockland Drive, Dockland||Sat, 1 Febuary 2014
Sun, 2 Febuary 2014
|11 AM – 6 PM|
Chinese New Year 2014 Google Doodle
If you are not familiar with the “Chinese New Year 2014” you may have easily mistook today’s Google Doodle as one about “A story of a Rocking Horse” or some sort of author who have written a book about “A Rocking Horse”. However today’s Google Doodle is about the “Chinese New Year 2014” and the “Rocking Horse” in the doodle is about the Chinese Horse – year of the Horse.
The Google Doodlers have chosen some interesting art work to represent the “Chinese New Year” adding the horse which symbolizes the “Horse” in the Chinese Calendar and adding a boy with Firecrackers and lantern’s representing Chinese New Year Traditional celebrations!
If you are Chinese and celebrating the Chinese New Year’s Celebrations we here at 3D Car Shows would like to wish you a happy and prosperous Year ahead, may all your wishes come true!