General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

New Scottish Census

New Scottish census records

Do you have Scottish ancestors?

Perhaps you do and you just didn't know! Search our brand new Scottish census records today and discover if you have Scottish roots.

Search Scottish Census


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Chinese New Year, Sunday 10 Feb

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


Elizabethofseasons Report 9 Feb 2013 19:08

Dear All


Millions of people are already celebrating the start of the Chinese New year.

The old year of the dragon gave way to the start of the year of the water snake.

In China, there have been firework displays and concerts.

Nearly 200 million people have travelled to be with their families for celebrations
in what is considered the biggest mass human migration on Earth.

Children receive red envelopes with money inside.

Red and gold lanterns are hung in the home and festivities centre on being with family and friends and enjoying celebration foods.


The 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac are

the rat,

the ox,

the tiger,

the rabbit,

the dragon,

the snake,

the horse,

the ram,

the monkey,

the rooster,

the dog

and the pig.


The snake corresponds to the western astrological sign of Taurus and this year out of the 5 elements of metal, water, fire, earth and wood, it will now be a
water snake year.


"Mine is the wisdom of the ages.

I hold the keys to the mysteries of life.

Casting my seeds on fertile ground.

I nurture them with constancy and purpose.

My sights are fixed.

My gaze unchanging.

Unyielding, inexorable and deep,

I advance with steady, unslacked gait,

the solid earth beneath me.

I am the snake".

- Chinese proverb.

Take gentle care all
Best wishes
Elizabeth, EOS


JustJohn Report 9 Feb 2013 19:11

Thank very much, Elizabeth. Was wondering when it was. Always seems to be quite close to Burns Night (25 Jan). Like to find out what local restauirants are doing :-D


Joeva Report 9 Feb 2013 19:50

Thanks you Elizabeth, my birth date is listed under the water snake. :-)

Love the Chinese proverb <3