Chinese New Year: Days 3 & 4

Traditionally, it was customary for people to spend Chinese New Year's Eve and the first two days of the New Year with family. By days three and four, things could – quite understandably – start getting a bit tense. To avoid arguments, it was considered best to avoid relatives on the third and fourth days …

Happy Year of the Tiger!

Today is the first day of the Year of the Tiger. According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, that would make it 4707, 4708, or 4646 - depending on which source you consult. If the calendar now universally used throughout the world is based on the earth's rotation around the sun, the Lunar Calendar, which was …