Symbolic animals

Celebrate your inner yang at Lunar New Year events in Vancouver

February 19, 2015

Among the 12 Chinese zodiac signs, the one representing this coming year presents a particular difficulty. That’s because the word in Chinese for the symbolic animal for 2015 — “yang” in Mandarin, and “young” in Cantonese — actually covers a whole gaggle of animals. Is it the Year of the Goat? Some people associate the term with old age, defeat, blame or overall ineptitude. What about the Year of the...

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