The Chinese New Year begins January 31st according to the lunar calendar, and, according to the Chinese it will be a very lucky year. The Year of the Horse kicks out the Year of the Snake — not a good year considering all the turmoil, conflicts and tragedies in the world during its time in charge.
The Oroville Chinese Temple & Museum Complex, at 1500 Broderick Street, will be hosting a special Chinese New Year celebration on Friday, January 31, 2014, from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. with refreshments, including fortune cookies, and festively costumed Docents.
You are a “horse” if you were born in 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and, of course, in 2014 on or after January 31st. The Chinese zodiac runs a 12-year cycle with each year symbolized by an animal. Besides the exiting snake and the horse galloping toward you, the others are sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig, rat, ox, tiger, rabbit and dragon.