No, you don’t need to recheck your calendar. Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Ox.


Each year is represented by a different animal. The ox represents wealth and success gained from leadership and hard work -- qualities that are particularly important in the current economic climate. Let’s hope that we all can get through these tough times with a little extra hard work, resilience and luck.

Check out the History Channel for more about the history and traditions of Chinese New Year.