Chinese New Year 2015

IMAGINE Crafts would like to wish you a Happy Chinese New Year! Today is when the new moon cycle begins and is the first day of the Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

2015 is the Year of the Sheep, which is the 8th in the Chinese zodiac that is comprised of 12 zodiac animals in total. Your year of birth determines what zodiac animal you are. Sheep years include 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1992, 2003 and 2015.

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In celebration of The Year of the Sheep, Artist In Residence Isha Gupta has created this fun card using Amplify to create the dimensionality of the sheep’s fur. Learn how Isha made this New Years card.

More fun facts about the Year of the Sheep

Lucky colors: brown, red, and purple

Lucky numbers: 2 and 7, or numbers containing 2 and 7 like 27 or 72

Lucky flowers: carnation, primrose

Lucky direction: north

Lucky months in 2015: August, November

The Sheep’s Personality:

People born in a year of the Sheep are generally believed to be gentle mild-mannered, shy, stable, sympathetic, amicable, and brimming with a strong sense of kindheartedness and justice.

They have very delicate thoughts, strong creativity, and perseverance, and acquire professional skills well. Although they look gentle on the surface, they are tough on the inside, always insisting on their own opinions in their minds. They have strong inner resilience and excellent defensive instincts.

Though they prefer to be in groups, they do not want to be the center of attention. They are reserved and quiet, most likely because they like spending much time in their thoughts. Sheep like to spend money on fashionable things that give them a first class appearance. Although sheep enjoy spending money on the finer things in life, they are not snobbish.

For more information about the Year of the Sheep, visit either of these sites where we obtained all these fun facts used in today’s blog post: Chinese Fortune Calendar or China Highlights.

 

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