🌹🧨🐇新年快乐
(Xīnnián kuàilè) – HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!🐇🧨🌹

新年快乐
Xīnnián kuàilè





What does the rabbit symbolise?

Much like the star signs of the zodiac, the animals of Chinese astrology are thought to dictate different personality traits. In the annual zodiac cycle, the rabbit represents those born in 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939 and so on.

While 2022’s Year of the Tiger was decorated as a positive and active energy in Chinese cosmological thought, the Year of the Rabbit embodies a different energy, focusing on relaxation, quietness and contemplation.

Dr Liang noted that, “The rabbit is a very gentle and clever animal. It may not be the strongest of the 12 animals, but its charm and speed attracts good qualities such as money, partnership and success.”

According to Chinese tradition this year is “likely to be calm and gentle, bringing an energy that will help those looking for more of a balanced life,” explains Dr Liang.

The rabbit also has a special place in written Chinese language. Unlike the Latin alphabet, the Chinese writing system is pictographic. The pictographic character for rabbit is 兔, which depicts a wild rabbit with short hair and long ears.

The character is used in a number of popular Chinese expressions that reference the rabbit and comment upon its intelligence and skilful nature. The idiom dòng rú tuō tù (动如脱兔), translates to “as nimble as a rabbit that has broken loose”, whereas the phrase jiǎo tù sān kū (狡兔三窟) means “a cunning rabbit has three burrows; a crafty person has more than one means of escape.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdbpvj6


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