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If you've ever wondered about lunar calendars...

Chinese New Year is often addressed as a festival on the lunar calendar, a calendar based on cycles of the lunar phases. Because there are slightly more than twelve lunations (synodic months) in a solar year, the period of 12 lunar months (354.367 days) is sometimes referred to as a lunar year. A common purely lunar calendar is the Islamic calendar. A feature of the Islamic calendar is that a year is always 12 months, so the months are not linked with the seasons and drift each solar year by 11 to 12 days. It comes back to the position it had in relation to the solar year approximately every 33 Islamic years. It is used mainly for religious purposes,...

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Getting Ready for Chinese New Year

Christmas and New Year is already a matter of the past. It is 2017 and a not-at-all “trumped” up feeling of foreboding. We all feel it — the economy could be doing better. The writer of this has to confess that this had been niggling from underneath for quite a while.  My wife has gone out of her way not to make me feel like this but I wasn’t at my best with her, and she especially didn’t deserve this. After all it is our motto to “make someone happy”.  So everybody tunes up for Chinese New Year as the beginning for a hopefully successful business year despite the forebodings. Business will pick up — it’s the year of the...

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