In accordance to the Chinese lunar calendar, on Monday, January 26, 2009, is celebrated as the start of the Year of the Ox. Chinese people all over the world mark the significant day with family gatherings, reunions, parades, fireworks, and food fests as expressions of hope and optimism for prosperity through hard work. The ox is a symbol of strength and prosperity through hard work. (Photo Credits: Ion Buck; Expatriate Games)
UP Ibalon expresses best wishes and good luck for all those who welcome and celebrate the new year!
Kung Hei Fat Choi!