The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Feb 2019
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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5 2019 LIFESTYLE 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Chinese New Year Feature What the Year of the Pig means THE year of the pig is upon us with Chinese New Year ticking over this week. According to legend, Pigs are a symbol of wealth, while their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune, meaning for those born in the year of the pig it could be a successful year. They also think logically and can fix any problem they come across, so long as they dont lose their temper beforehand (which is another trait). They do tend to be wealthy however, meaning they could be good friends to keep by your side. But how the pig came to its position in the Zodiac calendar depends on where you look. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story said a wolf destroyed his house, leaving him to rebuild his home before he could set off for the party. He was the last one to arrive and could only take twelfth place. The elemental cycle means children born in the year of the Pig this year will have a strong connection to the earth and will be surrounded by friends and family throughout their whole life. These Pigs are social butterflies with friends from all walks of life. They have a lot of support in both work and life. They have fortunate lives and can find happiness. They are successful later in life. However, they arent the most romantic people and might need to work on that. It wont necessarily be an easy run however, with the year of the pig traditionally the most unlucky. While some may get through without too much trouble, others will have to work hard to ensure they dont succumb to the bad luck life can sometimes serve up. It is recommended for pigs to this year enjoy celebrations such as weddings and birthdays while avoiding areas that can sometimes lead to negativity, such as hospitals and graveyards. Regardless, we hope it is a happy and lucky year for you all. festival Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February 2019 Darwin Turf Club | 10am to 4pm Free entry, family friendly, pre-registration preferred For more information and tickets visit www.chungwahnt.asn.au Live demonstrations from guest celebrity chef ADAM LIAW from Masterchef, SBSs Destination Asia and local celebrity chefs Jimmy Shu (Hanuman) and Danny Yeum (Roast and Noodle). Specialist Chinese food stalls including the Sartee stall that used to be at the Darwin Show, and cash bar. Non-stop entertainment and activities including the Chinese Lions, Drumming spectacular, Chinese dancing and cultural displays and activities. Bought to you by The Chung Wah Society of the NT, with funding from the NT Governments Community Benefit Fund
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