Brandon Ryan Menchaca
Brandon Menchaca

China New Year 2015 – 6 Things you probably didn’t know

6 Things you probably didn’t know about the Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year

6 Things you probably didn’t know..


First of all, Happy Chinese New Year.  You may already know this, but this is the year of the Wood Goat, or Sheep.  Below are 6 interesting facts that I didn’t know about the Chinese New Year, so naturally, I assumed you didn’t either!

If you are looking for a full history of this wonderful Holiday, you may want to CLICK HERE.

6 Things you probably didn’t know about the Chinese New Year:

1.  Goat or Sheep? Really it can be either one, the confusion comes from the word yáng, which translates to both goad and sheep.  Goats are described as kind and popular, peace-loving animals, according to Chinese Astrology

2.  Chinese New Year is the worlds largest annual human migration, roughly 2.8 billion trips are made across China for this sacred holiday.

3. Roughly a sixth of the world will be celebrating the Chinese New Year.  London and San Francisco both tout that they host the largest New Year celebrations outside of Asia.

4.  Anyone to be born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1967, 1979 or 2003 are said to be goats.  Their lucky colors are brown, red, and purple.

5.  In 2014, Chinese consumers spent roughly $100 billion during the lunar new year period.  That is twice as much as Americans spent during last years Thanksgiving weekend.

6.  According to Chinese myth, 9 out of 10 people born in the year of the sheep will not find happiness in their lives.  I think that’s sad, so I’m going to call this one bull.

I wish everyone a safe and prosperous Chinese New Year!  Remember, owning Real Estate is the most effective way to grow one’s wealth.

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