Saturday, February 9, 2013

Year of the Snake 2013

February 10, 2013 Year of the Snake.
chinese new year 2013Since traditional Chinese holidays like the Moon Festival are based on the Chinese lunisolar calendar, the date on the western (Gregorian) calendar changes from one year to the next. This Chinese new year calendar provides dates and descriptions of significant traditional holidays and festivals in 2013, the Year of the Snake, which begins on February 10, 2013 and ends on January 30, 2014.

For people born this year you will be rich in wisdom and charm, you are romantic and deep thinking and your intuition guides you strongly. Avoid procrastination and your stingy attitude towards money. Keep your sense of humor about life. The Snake would be most content as a teacher, philosopher, writer, psychiatrist and fortune-teller.

Now for the advertisement, whee. If you would like some cute wear for this slithery year check out my CafePress designs. A little baby snake with rattle can be found in green, pink, and blue.
It is always fun to make crafts to celebrate the seasons. 2013 is Year of the Snake. So here are some snake and chinese new years ideas.

kid with snakeTo celebrate this year please remember that not all snake are bad and that serve a purpose in life. They keep the rodent population down and are a natural part of the ecosystem. This year is a good time to teach children to be cautious around snakes but not to automatically declare all evil and kill them. Fun snake facts.

Snake amigurmi – I have to admit I love the little amigurumi’s that I see on the internet but so far have been unable to make my own, just don’t have the patience. Here are some cute patterns that are available online.
You can use old fabric pieces to sew into a tube to make your own snake
Using those old plastic Easter Eggs you can make this snake. You can also use an old egg carton.
For interesting food ideas:
Papercraft ideas:
Bouncy Cobra Paper Craft
So have a very happy and safe Year of the Snake, enjoy the fun slithery year.

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