The Chinese New Year of the Earth Ox, 2009 will fall on Monday, January 26th and marks the beginning of 15 days of festivities through the 9th of February.
The Ox is the sign of prosperity through fortitude and hard work. The element Earth is also related to prosperity. A good omen for this year, after the uncertainties of last year. For good fortune wear red on the 26th!
How do you say Happy New Year in Chinese? Greet everyone you meet with Gung Hay Fat Choy" which means "Wishing You Prosperity and Wealth".