What Chinese New Year 2010 date February 14th | Year of the Tiger

What Chinese New Year 2010 - Year of the tiger

The Chinese New Year 2010 Begins on February 14th.

What Chinese New Year
Animal for
2010?   庚寅

2010 is the Chinese year of the Tiger.  Specifically, this is the
year of Gēng-yín
庚寅 (Metal Tiger).  Here is a list of animals which
answer the question: What Chinese New Year?

Rat    Ox   Tiger
Rabbit Dragon  Snake Horse Sheep Monkey Rooster  Dog   Pig

2008
2009  2010
2011
2012  2013   2014
2015   2016     2017    2018
2007

Calculating 'What
is Chinese New Year Animal'

The fact that the date of Chinese New Year varies within about a month
is a clue that it's linked to the new moon.  A rough, guide is that the Chinese New Year falls on the second new moon after the shortest day.  The winter solstice always falls
on December 21st,
the next new moon is January 15th, and the second new moon February
14th 2010.

The Chinese New Year Calendar
- With
Its Associated 12 Animals

The lunar Chinese New Year (CNY) calendar below shows which of 12 animals you are!  Naturally the
animal depends on the year in which you were born.  Note: if you were born in January or February you need to check if
your birthday was before or after the date of that Chinese New Year. (If it was
before this day your animal is the one shown for the previous year).


Rat


1924


1936


1948


1960


1972


1984


1996


2008


Ox

1925

1937

1949

1961

1973

1985

1997

2009


Tiger


1926


1938


1950


1962


1974


1986


1998


2010


Rabbit

1927

1939

1951

1963

1975

1987

1999

2011


Dragon


1928


1940


1952


1964


1976


1988


2000


2012


Snake

1929

1941

1953

1965

1977

1989

2001

2013


Horse


1930


1942


1954


1966


1978


1990


2002


2014


Sheep

1931

1943

1955

1967

1979

1991

2003

2015


Monkey


1932


1944


1956


1968


1980


1992


2004


2016


Rooster

1933

1945

1957

1969

1981

1993

2005

2017


Dog


1934


1946


1958


1970


1982


1994


2006


2018


Pig

1935

1947

1959

1971

1983

1995

2007

2019

60 Year Cycle of the Chinese New Year Calendar

Unlike western calendars, the Chinese calendar has names that are repeated
every 60 years.  Within the 'Stem-Branch' system is shorter 'Celestial'
cycle of 12 years denoted by animals.  Furthermore, the Chinese believe
that people born in a particular year take on the characteristics of the animal
associated with that year.

Rat    Ox  
Tiger
Rabbit Dragon Snake Horse Sheep Monkey Rooster  Dog   Pig

2008
2009  2010  2011
2012
2013  2014
2015   2016     2017   2018
2007

Another dimension of the Chinese zodiac is the 5 'Terrestrial' elements of metal, water, wood,
fire and earth.

If the year ends in 0 it is Yang Metal.
If the year ends in 1 it is Yin
Metal.
If the year ends in 2 it is Yang Water.
If the year ends in 3 it
is Yin Water.
If the year ends in 4 it is Yang Wood.
If the year ends in
5 it is Yin Wood.
If the year ends in 6 it is Yang Fire.
If the year
ends in 7 it is Yin Fire.
If the year ends in 8 it is Yang Earth.
If the year ends in 9 it is Yin Earth.

Start date for the Chinese New Year Calendar 2013 and following years

The lunar Chinese New Years dates are:
2013 - Feb 10;  2014 - Jan 31;  2015 -
Feb 19; 2016 Feb 8th; 2017; Jan 28th.

See more on the Chinese New
Year

Wishing Tree For Chinese New Year 2010Chinese New Year Wishing Tree

A man ties his New Year wish to a "wishing tree" at the White
Cloud Temple, Beijing, on the day of Chinese New Year.  See image
to the right.

A child in traditional costume takes part in the Chinese
New Year celebrations at the Dongyue temple, Beijing, China.  The
Lunar New Year is be marked with a week-long holiday.

Chinese New Year 2010 celebrations

Chinese New Year Masks

Chinese New Year Masks 2010

Masks in Chinese culture are part and parcel of the world culture of
masks....... 面具 Mianju.  Masks first appeared in China during the Shang dynasty
over 3,500 years ago. The colourful and exciting celebrations for the
Chinese New Year last for many days, and end with the famous lantern
festival.

See more on Chinese New
Year masks.

Examples of Chinese Script

The development of Chinese characters can be dated back to about
4,500 years as discovered at Yanghe, Shandong Province in recent years.
There are about a dozen pottery wine vessels unearthed, which have a
character each. Those characters are quite close to the oracle
inscriptions carved by the ancients of the Shang Dynasty [16th to 11th
century B. C.].

Here is the Chinese name for Guy Thomas

Chinese Guy Thomas

Here below is the Chinese name for William Baker

Chinese Will Baker

English Words
Borrowed from Chinese

Words taken completely or in part from another language are known as
loanwords. In the English language, there are many loanwords that have
been borrowed from Chinese languages and dialects.  Here are ten
common English words that are borrowed from Chinese.

  1. Coolie: While some claim that this term has its
    origins in Hindi, it's been argued that it could also have origins
    in the Chinese term for hard work or 苦力 (kǔ lì) which is literally
    translated as "bitter labour."
  2. Gung Ho: The term has its
    origins in the Chinese word 工合 (gōng hé) that can either mean to
    work together, or as an adjective to describe someone that is overly
    excited or too enthusiastic. The term gong he is a shortened word
    for industrial cooperatives which were created in China in the
    1930s. During that time U.S. Marines adopted the term to mean
    someone with a can-do attitude.
  3. Chop Chop: This term is said
    to originate from the Cantonese dialect for the word 快快 (kuài kuài)
    which is said to urge someone to hurry up. Kuai means hurry in
    Chinese. "Chop Chop" appeared in English-language newspapers printed
    in China by foreign settlers as early as the 1800s.
  • See more English words borrowed from Chinese

Shanghai, China 2010: World Expo
Chinese Expo 2010

World Expositions are galleries of human inspirations and thoughts.
Since the Great Exhibition of 1851 was held at Crystal Palace, London,
the World Expositions have attained increasing prominence as grand
events for economic, scientific, technological and cultural exchanges,
serving as an important platform for displaying historical experience,
exchanging innovative ideas, demonstrating esprit de corps and looking
to the future.

The picture to the right is an Artist's impression of the China Pavilion

Expo2010 will take place in Shanghai, China. Will and Guy would like
to share with readers what can be expected at this 2010 exposition.

  • It will take place in Shanghai, China.
    Expo 2010 Shanghai China
  • While the Chinese New Year in 2010 begins on February 14th, the Expo starts on 1st May 2010 and
    runs until 31st October
    2010.
  • 100 million visitors are expected to attend.
  • There are already 194 participants signed up to display their
    exhibits
  • theme of Expo 2010 is "Better City, Better Life,"
    representing the common wish of the whole humankind for a better
    living in future urban environments.
  • This emblem, depicts the image of three people: you, me,
    him/her holding hands together, symbolizing the big family of
    mankind.
  • See here the Marvellous pavilions which have been, and are being built.
    We are pleased to report that they will use solar energy.
  • Watch the
    promotional Expo
    2010 video here
  • Created from a Chinese character meaning people, the mascot "Haibao"
    embodies the character of Chinese culture.  See the lovely
    Haibao character below.
Expo 2010 Haibao

Footnote:
Please write to Will and Guy if you have any
information about 'What is Chinese New Year'.

See More About the Chinese New Year Calendar, also Jokes and
Funny Stories:

• Chinese New Year 2014   •
Chinese Day October 1st   •
Chinese New Year jokes   •
What New Year

• Chinese New Year 2015   •
Interesting Chinese facts   •
Chinese traditional foods   •
Chinese food

♥ Chinese Valentine's Day   •
Chinese Moon Festival Zhongqiujie   •
Chinese New Year Lantern Festival