Skip to main content

Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is a vibrant and festive occasion for many people in Canada. This event can last for many days and often includes various festivities such as street parades and festivals featuring dancing, traditional Chinese costumes, firework displays, food stalls, and arts and crafts. Many Chinese Canadian families spend time together giving gifts, particularly red envelopes with money (Hong BaoAng Pao, or Lai See) that are normally given to children. This year, Chinese New Year falls on January 28th, 2017.
Are you a Rooster?  This year is the year of the Rooster. The Rooster is tenth in the Chinese zodiac. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year cycle. Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029. People born in a year of the Rooster are very observant. Hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented. Roosters are very confident.
We wish everyone a happy Chinese New Year and a happy year to come for all!
What's your Chinese zodiac sign? 
  • Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948 
  • Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949 
  • Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950 
  • Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951 
  • Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952 
  • Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953 
  • Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954 
  • Sheep: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955 
  • Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956 
  • Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957 
  • Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958 
  • Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959   
  • In Chinese astrology, the 12 animal zodiac signs each have unique characteristics. 
    • Rat: Intelligent, adaptable, quick-witted, charming, artistic,  sociable. 
    • Ox: Loyal, reliable, thorough, strong, reasonable, steady, determined. 
    • Tiger: Enthusiastic, courageous, ambitious, leadership, confidence,  charismatic. 
    • Rabbit: Trustworthy, empathic, modest, diplomatic, sincere, sociable,  caretakers. 
    • Dragon: Lucky, flexible, eccentric, imaginative, artistic, spiritual,  charismatic. 
    • Snake: Philosophical, organized, intelligent, intuitive, elegant,  attentive, decisive. 
    • Horse: Adaptable, loyal, courageous, ambitious, intelligent,  adventurous, strong. 
    • Sheep: Tasteful, crafty, warm, elegant, charming, intuitive, sensitive,  calm. 
    • Monkey: Quick-witted, charming, lucky, adaptable, bright, versatile,  lively, smart. 
    • Rooster: Honest, energetic, intelligent, flamboyant, flexible, diverse,  confident. 
    • Dog: Loyal, sociable, courageous, diligent, steady, lively, adaptable,  smart. 
    • Pig: Honorable, philanthropic, determined, optimistic, sincere,  sociable. 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Message from our new Principal!

We welcome Westminster's new Principal, Mrs Murray. Please see her message below: 

My name is Melissa Murray and I am thrilled to be joining the staff of Westminster Public School as Principal in January of 2018.
I am passionate about learning and people. I’ve been an administrator in the North area of the Board for the past three years, and have enjoyed working in the WJ Watson (Keswick), Black River (Sutton) and Sutton Public School communities.
Prior to entering administration, I was a Curriculum Consultant with the Board, supporting our K-12 school libraries, literacy, social studies, and modern learning.  Before that, I taught grades 4-8, Special Education and library in both York Region and Toronto.
Along with being a proud educator, I’m an even prouder parent of two children, one in secondary school and one graduating this year from elementary school. My husband and I love our north Richmond Hill community, and especially appreciate how close we are to parks and walking paths t…

Student-Led Conferences - this year on EDSBY!

Family/staff interviews are set for the evening of Thursday November 22, 2018 and the morning of Friday November 23, 2018. This year we will use of an online process through Edsby to manage our interview scheduling.

Edsby is an intuitive, cloud-based platform that will allow families to easily reserve times to meet with their child’s teachers. YRDSB in partnership with Edsby have created a secure platform that protects the privacy of information for our YRDSB families.

Families will need to create an Edsby account to access the online appointment scheduler for their child’s teachers for interviews. Only families who create an Edsby account prior to the schedule being opened November 7th will have access. For more information on EDSBY please see http://www.edsby.com/help/parents/.

If you have not yet registered, you will receive an email from York Region District School Board with instructions on how to create an Edsby account. If you do not see the email, please check your junk mail f…

January is Tamil Heritage Month

On October 5, 2016, Motion M-24 was passed in the Federal Parliament, officially proclaiming January of every year as Tamil Heritage Month.  Tamil Heritage Month aims to celebrate the richness of the Tamil language and its literature, as well as to highlight the vibrant traditions, histories, arts, and cultures of Tamil Canadians. In addition, it seeks to recognize the significant contributions of Tamil Canadians in key areas of social, cultural, economic, and political spheres. 
According to the Tamil calendar, January 14, 2017 is the start of the Tamil New Year during the month of “Thai”. On this day Tamils around the diaspora will be celebrating Tamil New Year and Thai Pongal, the Tamil harvest festival. 
Thai Pongal is the most important and widely-celebrated festival amongst Tamils around the globe. Thai Pongal is a time to give thanks for the blessings of the previous year and a time to look forward to the New Year. Pongal refers to rice cooked in milk and sweetened with chakkarai…