Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important traditional Chinese
festival of family reunion. It falls on Jan. 26 this year.(Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)
Just in case you where wondering... If you happen to be born in the Year of the Ox (1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009), you are believed to have a natural tendency to exhibit patience, speak little and inspire confidence in others. Not a bad set of characteristics huh?
Anyway... Happy New Year to the billion + Chinese around the world and all others celebrating this joyous holiday!
gather together to have new year's dinner in Guilin, a city of south China's
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 25, 2009. (Xinhua/Chen Ruihua)