Annie's "Chinese New Year" Page

2010 – The Year of the Ox - Lunar Year 4708
~Celebrated - 2nd new moon after Winter Solstice~
~Chinese New Year is February 14th,
Source for above information is:
Chinese Calendar

Happy New Year from Annie's Home Page!!!

2010 – The Year of the Tiger - Lunar Year 4708
2011 – The Year of the Hare
- Lunar Year 4709
2012 – The Year of the Dragon
- Lunar Year 4710
2013 – The Year of the Snake
- Lunar Year 4711
2014 – The Year of the Horse
- Lunar Year 4712
2015 – The Year of the Sheep
- Lunar Year 4713
2016 – The Year of the Monkey
- Lunar Year 4714
2017 – The Year of the Rooster
- Lunar Year 4715
2018 – The Year of the Dog
- Lunar Year 4716
2019 – The Year of the Pig
- Lunar Year 4717
~The Above Information is from
Lunar New Year Calendar- 2003 - 2020~

"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach
the gospel to every creature."
~Mark 16:15~

As Christians we should never forget the "Great Commission" that Jesus gave us. We are
"go into ALL the world" and share the Gospel with "everyone". We are not to be
ashamed. We are to be obedient and faithful. The Lord will arrange the divine
appointments for you. You just need to be willing to follow.

The Lord doesn't burden every Christian to go into the Mission field or to become a
Preacher or Pastor. However, the Lord does use every willing heart to spread the "Good
News" that we find in the
Gospels. Have you checked your heart lately?

Take this opportunity to search your heart and seek the Lord. Ask Him what HE wants you
to do with your life. I don't know about you but I remember thinking that IF I let the
Lord have control of my life He would send me to the middle of no where as a missionary
and either I would never get married or it would be to someone that I wouldn't want to
marry. Silly isn't it. It is so much easier for us to trust our own "instincts" or "feelings"
instead of being
OBEDIENT to the LORD and the WORD of God.

"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all
nations; and then shall the end come."
~Matthew 24:14~

Next time you hear the Lord calling or knocking at your heart don't turn the other way
and run. He knows all of your needs and wants and desires......and yet He wants only
good things for you. He wants you to ASK and He will provide that "
perfect gift" for you.
Don't be like
Jonah who went the other way and ended up in the whale's belly. We know
that "All things do work together for good" but that is IF you are walking the walk that
the Lord has for you. He will direct your steps and paths. Just be willing to follow where
He leads you.

"And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the
water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on
water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and
beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth
his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith,
wherefore didst thou doubt?" ~
Matthew 14:28-31~

If you knew you had only one week to live what would you do? Would you be full of
regret? Or would you know that you have done what the Lord prepared you to do. When
you got to
heaven would you hear the Lord say: "Well done thy good and faithful
servant"? Don't waste your life. Don't keep putting off what you know the Lord wants you
to do. IF you waited until you were "perfect" or "ready" you might never take that first
step. Remember
Peter when he was in the boat? He was all upset and worried because of
the wind storm. Jesus wanted Peter to
TRUST Him and take His hand. But Peter panicked.
Don't be just like
Peter. If look down and all around instead of looking forward you might
just think that anything might be
impossible. Remember that you don't have to do it all by
yourself. Take that first step. Reach your hand out and ask for His HELP. The Lord will
provide the path that He has planned and prepared for you to accomplish His
purpose in your life.

"Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak
the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:"
~Colossians 4:3~

Maybe the Lord is calling your to be a missionary and to go to China. That might just be
why He brought you to this page. There are no accidents or coincidences with the Lord.
He has a reason for everything even if you don't understand or see it just yet. So as you
read about China and this holiday listen to the
"still small voice" of the Lord.

"And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD
thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy
God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,"
~Deuteronomy 10:12~

When is Chinese New Year?

"The Chinese New Year begins between January 21 and February 19. The celebration lasts
four days. On the last night, people dress as dragons to frighten and delight the children."
~Source: The World Book Encyclopedia~

"The Chinese New Year is celebrated wherever there are sizable Chinese communities. The
official celebration lasts one month and begins in late January or early February. There
are outdoor parades and fireworks to mark the occasion."
~From Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia~

Learn about The Chinese Calendar
Click the calendar to see a listing of all the Verse & Month of Pages
"Three of the most prominent are the Jewish, Muslim, and Chinese. Both the Jewish and
Chinese calendars are lunisolar: The years are reckoned according to the sun but the
months according to the moon.

"The Chinese calendar is basically lunar, or based on the moon, consisting of 12 months of
alternately 29 and 30 days. This lunar year totals 354 days. To keep this calendar in step
with the solar year of about 365 days, intercalary months are periodically inserted in much
the same way they are in the Jewish calendar. One interesting feature of the Chinese
calendar is the naming of the years. Twelve animal names from ancient times have been
attached to years. These names, in order of their occurrence, are: rat, ox, tiger, hare,
dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, fowl, dog, and pig. This cycle of years is frequently
used for astrological purposes, much the same way the 12 signs of the zodiac are used in
the West to describe personality traits and to tell fortunes."
~From Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia~
Related Links:
Calendar & The Chinese Calendar

Learn about The Dragon

Here is what The World Book tells us about the DRAGON:
Dragon is a legendary beast in the folklore of many European and Asian cultures. Legends
describe dragons as large, lizardlike creatures that breathe fire and have a long, scaly
tail. In Europe, dragons are traditionally portrayed as ferocious beasts that represent the
evils fought by human beings. But in Asia, especially in China and Japan, the animals are
generally considered friendly creatures that ensure good luck and wealth.

Many European legends tell how a hero slew a dragon. For example, Apollo, a god of the
ancient Greeks and Romans, once killed a dragon called Python. Saint George, the patron
saint of England, rescued a princess from a dragon by slaying the beast with a lance.

According to some medieval legends, dragons lived in wild, remote regions of the world.
The dragons guarded treasures in their dens, and a person who killed one supposedly
gained its wealth. The English epic hero Beowulf died in a fight with a treasure-guarding

In China, the traditional New Year's Day parade includes a group of people who wind
through the street wearing a large dragon costume. The dragon's image, according to an
ancient Chinese belief, prevents evil spirits from spoiling the new year. Another traditional
Chinese belief is that certain dragons have the power to control the rainfall needed for
each year's harvest.
Related Links:
Learn More about the Dragon

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God."
~Romans 12:2~

Should a Christian read their Horoscope?
Check these pages to find out why not:
From John Ankerberg's site:
From the Nave's Topical Bible:
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary:
JVI Prophecy Dictionary: Page about Astrology

To learn more about Current Event Issues for Christian Families
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Learn about Parades & Pagentry:

"Pageantry and parades originated as religious rituals among very ancient peoples. Tribes
held dances or processions to frighten away evil spirits or to demonstrate military
strength. Fertility rites were also commonly performed as processions. The ancient Chinese
made paper and wooden images of dragon gods and carried them through the streets to
make it rain. Dragon parades are still part of Chinese New Year celebrations."
~From Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia~
"One of the most extravagant competitions found anywhere in the world is the Chinese
Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong. Every June boats from 80 to 100 feet (24 to 30
meters) in length and decorated as dragons are raced by crews of up to 50 rowers. The
origin of the race is said to be in the tradition of appealing to dragon gods for rain."
~From Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia~

Let's Learn more about China

China Facts and Information:
"(or People's Republic of China), country in e. Asia; area 3,692,000 sq mi
(9,561,000 sq km); cap. Beijing; pop. 1,179,467,000."
~From Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia~

We can learn even more about China from Gospelcom
Nation: China
Location: Asia
Population: 1.2 Billion (1995)
Capital: Beijing
Language: Mandarin
Religion: Atheism
Major People Groups: Han Chinese, Zhuang, Manchu
Protestant Christians: 5.1%

Sites about China:
China, People's Republic of (The People's Republic) from
Preparing for a trip to China
China - ICM Country Profile
China Country Analysis Brief - great links
Map Links:
National Geographic's Map Machine
City.Net Asia Maps
World Map has a good Asia Map
Countries Around the World --
China Page

News & Newspapers About China & Asia:
China News Digest
Inside China Today
CNN Asia Pacific
BBC Asia Pacific International- China
Annie's News Sources Page
Annie's Church & Missions News Sources

Read the Bible in Chinese:
To download a FREE Chinese Bible visit:
International Bible Society - Chinese Bible & Scriptures
To use the Bible Online:
Chinese Life Application Bible online
For the Bible Online in English:
Bible Gateway or Online Study Bible from
Annie's Bible Study Resources Page

Online Christian Classics in Chinese:
Christian Classics Ethereal Library in Chinese - classic Christian books free online in Chinese

To Learn How to Become a Christian:
The Four Spiritual Laws in Chinese, Simplified
The Four Spiritual Laws in
Chinese, Traditional
The Four Spiritual Laws in
Jesus Who? in Chinese & in English too!

Chinese Devotionals Sites:
Chinese Articles from

American & Australian Chinese Christian Sites:
Chinese American Christians
Australian Chinese Christian Newsnet

Missionary & Christian Sites Relating to China:
Create International - "Create International is a frontier mission media ministry of Youth
With A mission producing both prayer mobilization and evangelistic videos for missionaries,
churches, Christian workers and unreached peoples groups."
Hidden Church, Hidden Partner - The Role of Overseas Chinese in Reaching China
Educational Services International - "ESl gives Christians an opportunity to make friends in
Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Czech Republic, Hungary,
Russia, Ukraine, and China through teaching English or Business
Partners International - "Partners International works in partnership with indigenous
believers to establish the Church throughout the world's least Christian regions
Asian Minorities Outreach - "Welcome to Asian Minorities Outreach! Asian Minorities
Outreach is an inter-denominational Christian mission, meaning that we work with and on
behalf of all groups and churches who love the Lord Jesus Christ and wish to see His
Kingdom spread among Asia's needy. We work with national believers throughout the
neediest countries of Asia, especially in China, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal
and northern India. Within these six countries are approximately 1,000 unreached people
Chinese Christian Links
East Gates Ministries - Billy Graham's son Ned's Ministry - "They have distributed over 2
million Bibles and other evangelical literature to Christians in the Peoples Republic of
China. ."
Educational Resources & Referrals/China - "Through culturally relevant educational
activities, ERRC seeks to manifest the servant hood of Christ to the future leaders of the
People's Republic of China."
Project Partner With Christ ministers to China. - "By creating a global partner network,
Project Partner links Christians around the world with dynamic Christian leaders who are
already directing effective ministries among their own people."
OMF International UK- Proclaiming Christ in Asia - "We are OMF International (UK),
formerly China Inland Mission founded by James Hudson Taylor in 1865. Through God`s
grace we aim to see an indigenous, biblical church planting movement in each people group
of East Asia, evangelising their own people and reaching out in mission to other peoples."
Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT) - "At Wycliffe, our vision is to see Bible translation in
progress among every language group that needs it by the year 2025."
Sowers International - "Our vision is to sow the Word by raising up, equipping, and
sending out workers into the harvest. We believe that the world can be changed by the
power of Jesus Christ, one person at a time! Our passion is to proclaim the Gospel of
Jesus Christ to all of the earth in such a way that it will be received and bring people out
of darkness and into the light."
Torrey Topical Textbook Bible Study Online:
Missionaries, all Christians should be as &
Missionary Work by Ministers
Equipping for Long Term Effectiveness- Seven Keys to Prepare for Missions and Ministry
From Surgery to Acupuncture- An Alternative Approach to Managing Church Conflict from
an Asian American Perspective
News Item - China Clamps Down On Its Seminaries
She is one of my favorite Missionaries -
Gladys Aylward- China on her mind
Biography -
Lottie Moon- A life poured out in China

Related Pages by Annie:
Annie's Bee an Internet Missionary Page
Annie's St. Patrick's Day Page
Annie's "Why I Have Holiday Pages" Page

Chinese New Year Links:
Dates of Chinese New Year
Lunar New Year Calendar- 2003 - 2020
The History of Chinese New Year Celebration
History behind the celebrations from Chinese New Year Page
Chinese New Year - links page
Hong Kong Chinese New Year Carnival
Chinatown Online - Chinese New Year
Lunar New Year's Traditions from Inside China Today
2002 Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Festival & Parade
Food for Chinese New Year
The Significance of Flowers for Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Links from Entertaining at
Chinese New Year Page - with great links to just about everything
Springfield Library's
Chinese New Year Links Page
Chinese New Year from The Perpetual Preschool
Chinese New Year - from the Faculty of Education
Chinese New Year - from Chinese Culture at
Chinese New Year - from
Celebration of the Chinese New Year from Chinese Culture Center
Chinese New Year from There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays
When is Chinese New Year 2010, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Chinese New Year Pages for Kids:
Chinese New Year from Family Crafts at
Chinese New Year Crafts and Celebrations
Chinese New Year
Kids' Domain Chinese New Year Coloring Pages
Field Trip- Chinese New Year from Scholastic
Chinese New Year Cyberhunt - from last year but looks like fun
Chinese New Year from Surf Net for Kids

Chinese New Year Coloring Pages & Games:
Chinese New Year Dragon
Chinese New Year Alphabet Search

Other Related Pages by Annie
Annie's New Year Page
Annie's New Year History Page
Annie's New Year Around the World Page
Annie's Bee an Internet Missionary Page

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