While we are ready to welcome the year 2007 with o…

December 31, 2006

While we are ready to welcome the year 2007 with open arms, many Indian Buddhist youngsters are ensuring that they get married before the new year, which they believe will be ‘the year of the pig’ to be inauspicious by many individuals.

It is believed undertaking new ventures next year will bring misfortune. Therefore, many of the superstitious Buddhists want to start their new ventures this year itself.

Buddhism is followed widely in Lahul-Spiti and Kinnaur regions of Himachal Pradesh and parts of northeastern States of the country.

Interestingly, in China, the Pig is associated with fertility and virility. To bear children in the year of the pig is considered very fortunate, for they will be happy and honest.

Last in the cycle, Pig Years follow the Year of the Dog (2006 is a Dog year) and recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date, so it is essential to check the calendar to find the exact date on which each Pig Year actually begins.

The Chinese New Year will start on February 18, 2007.

Source: Buddhist Channel

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