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Hong Kong Digital Vision: Year of the Pig :: Photoblog in Hong Kong

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Year of the Pig

Year of the Pig 丁亥豬年
Da Hua Bai pig (大花白豬)

Location: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden(嘉道理農場暨植物園)
Equipment: Canon 30D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the new year containing a new moon (some sources include New Year's Eve) and ends on the Lantern Festival fourteen days later. This occurs around the time of the full moon as each lunation is about 29.53 days in duration. In the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year, on a date between January 21 and February 20. In traditional Chinese Culture, Lichun is a solar term marking the start of spring, which usually falls on either February 4 or 5.

In China, the Boar (豬) is associated with fertility and virility. To bear children in the year of the pig is considered very fortunate, for they will be happy and honest.

One of the famous people born in the Year Of The Pig is Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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