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you celebrate New Years some other time!  Yep, not everyone is thinking tonight starts the ongoing cycle of the earth around the sun which we count as a year.

TOTALLY COOL NOTE>>>>It’s a hoot if follow more than one New Year as you can always reboot at different times and tell yourself the last new years day was a practice run.

In Asia there is the spring festival also referred to as the Chinese New Year.  I believe this year it’s Feb. 9 or 10th but I have to look it up to make sure.

I like the Spring Festival.  I’ve been doing it for the last 5 years.  I never really look at this secular new year which starts tomorrow as being too important.  It just means the calendar flipped.  The spring festival means spring is coming, cleaning has to be done and red rectangular shaped sayings have to be hung on walls and in windows.  Taboos have to be avoided, dragons get to dance in the streets and lanterns will be hung up everywhere.  Ah, what an awesome thing to do.  Now, if I could just figure out the whole Kitchen God thing and what best to leave him/her?

So for the world who is going to party tonight and throw writing out the window until 2013, have a great time!  For everyone else… hope whenever your new year starts, you have a great and awesome time! 🙂

Now I just have to get back to writing, figure out how many days off I need in Feb. to celebrate the Spring Festival and what animal is it this year????  ah, the dilemmas.