Chinese New Year is on February 3, 2011 the Year of the Rabbit. If you were born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, or 2011 - you were born under the sign of the rabbit, one of the cutest signs of the Chinese zodiac. Rabbits tend to introverts and private individuals. They rather work behind the scenes instead of being the center of attention in any situation. Rabbits are quite calm people who do not exhibit aggressive behavior and will avoid confrontation at all costs. When angry about something, a Rabbit will approach it calmly and considerately, hardly ever raising his/her voice or becoming visibly annoyed. Because of their serenity, Rabbits seem to miss things, whether they are confrontational in nature or not. However, the Rabbit is quite keen and pays close attention to the situations developing around him. He/she is intelligent and quick and can talk themselves in or out of most situations with no problem.
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The peach tree with its pink blossoms is a popular decoration for Chinese New Year! The wood of the peach tree is considered sacred in China and is used as a charm against evil in ancient times. Many peach trees are sold annually during the New Year flower fairs in China. They are kept in the oldest and nicest porcelain vase in the family home, for it is believed that the older the vase, the longer the flowers will bloom. The peach is a symbol of longevity and is one of the most popular motifs found in Chinese art. It is the symbol of the God of Longevity, Shoulao Xiwangmu. The trees blossom only once every 3000 years, and the fruit takes another 3,000 years to ripen. It is believed that eating these peaches will grant immortality.