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Etsy Finds: Chinese New Year – Year of the Snake

February 10, 2013, 09:00 am  Posted by Lark
 

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. It begins on February 10 and runs to February 30. The Chinese year 4711 begins on Feb. 10, 2013. Chinese months are defined by the lunar calendar, with each month beginning on the darkest day. New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the month and continue until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest. In China, people may take weeks of holiday from work to prepare for and celebrate the New Year.

2013 is the Year of the Snake. This particular year, the Year of the Water Snake or Black Snake, is meant for steady progress and attention to detail. Focus and discipline are the key to achieve what you set out to create. A particularly good message for creative work, no?

In celebration of The Year of the Snake, I’ve collected some of the wonderful snake-inspired finds available on Etsy.

TOP ROW: Year of the Snake Zen Art Original Painting by ZenBrush + 2013 Year of the Snake Calendar by Moon in June Press

CENTER ROW: Baby Snake Ring by Michelle Chang Jewelry + Corn Snake Plush Sculpture by Weird Bug Lady

BOTTOM ROW: 2013 Year of the Snake Calendar by Empire Press + Vintage Book Plate of Snakes by Gallery Botanica