Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy new year, tigers


Yesterday was the Chinese Spring Festival, better known as Chinese New Year. Gone is the Year of the Ox. We are now in the Year of the Tiger — so things should be looking up for students as Princeton.

The University homepage notes that 1746, the year in which the school was founded, was also a Year of the Tiger. ^_^

But be warned: The first day of spring occurred before the beginning of this lunar year, making it a "blind year." Marriage is thought to be unlucky in blind years, in case you were planning.