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Feb 3, 2011

Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade. The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese insert an extra month once every few years (seven years out of a 19-yearcycle).
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Feb 1, 2011

It's the first day of the shortest month of the year which is host to; President's Day, The Chinese New Year (it's the year of the rabbit), Valentines Day, and Darwin Day.
It's Black History Month (Celebrated in the US and Canada since 1976) and the month that the former planet Pluto was discovered (Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet and Kuiper Belt Object).

 

Happy Year of the Rabbit!

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