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ZenView-Year of the Horse

ZenView By: Mary Layton The Year Of the Horse While we already had our New Year’s Eve party, the Chinese New Year is still coming. Following the lunar calendar it begins this year on January 31. The Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China. Festivities can go on for 10 days, with lots of eating and drinking and lots of noise. They’ve got good firecrackers. A legend says that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake , horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and boar) and Buddha named a year after each one. He declared that people born in the animals’ year would have some of the animal’s personality. The five elements (metal, water, wood, fire and earth) present at the time of birth also impact the person’s nature. 2014 is a Wood Horse year. Some say it will be a time for fast victories, high energy and unexpected adventure. Sounds like a nice year to me. Come celebrate the Year of the Horse with us ! Saturday, February 1, 2014 Doors open 2-7 p.m. Tai Chi Chuan Academy of Modesto Dania Hall, 416 I street (209) 572-4518 email:



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Mary Layton has practiced T'ai Chi for 35 years and co-founded T'ai Chi Ch'uan Academy of Modesto in1995. She and her partner have taught hundreds of students. Mary travels frequently to learn from her teacher Grand Master Kai Ying Tung. Interested in every aspect of health Mary likes to follow a natural path. She loves writing, painting, gardening, hiking and playing piano.