Monday, February 15, 2016

Year of the Monkey

Last weekend we decided to have a day in the city visiting the Travel show, and the Lunar new Year celebrations at Crown Casino. I just love all the colours that come along with the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Monkey colours didn't disappoint.
The Hawkers Market was buzzing
The Money is the ninth in the 12 year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. The years of the Monkey include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028....

Year of the Monkey
The Monkey's strengths are said to be Brilliant, Independent, Honest, Cordial and Positive. Weaknesses are supposed to be Irritable, Impetuous, Easily Frustrated. They are also said to be Loyal, Faithful, Steady and Responsible. My son Shane was born in the year of the Monkey (1980) and I don't agree with all the above but some is spot on.

Year of the horse ..... My dear Dad was born in the year of the horse back in 1918.
1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026....

I was born in the year of the Snake ... 1953
1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025...

Year of the Dragon....1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024.....