Chinese New Year 2008

Today is Chinese New Year! The 12-year cycle starts today, beginning with the year of the Rat—year number 4706, according to the traditional reckoning.

The main celebratory act today was the installation of the two stone lions. The whole process was quite complicated. It was only accomplished through much maneuvering with a fork lift and a tractor. After the whole process, the lions were christened with the eye-dotting ceremony.

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