Ireland Celebrates The Year Of The Ox!
Updated : Jan 26, 2009
Thousands of people around Ireland celebrated the Chinese New Year last night as the Year of the Ox rang in! Many people enjoyed a carnival in Wolfe Tone Park in Dublin’s Jervis Street despite the freezing weather!
The tradition to ring in the new year is to eat dumpling because the Chinese believe that dumpling symbolise wealth when coloured in their traditional gold and silver ingots! An Post even got in on the celebrations by creating a new 82cent stamp with a stylish Ox and traditional Chinese writing on it! The Ox is much admired by the Chinese culture for its uncoupling nature as it goes about its daily work and this years Yin Earth Ox is considered fortunate and the earth element is associated with Power, Wisdom and Patience!
VeryHappyPig reckons the year of The Pig was the best year ever!