Year of the Horse

January 31, 2014 – Day 178

I’ve written before about different ways of marking time. My previous example was when how I wrote that Thailand was currently in the year 2556. With the turn of the calendar from December to January, the Thai calendars jumped to 2557.

Around this neck of the globe, there is yet another way to mark time and that is with the Chinese lunar calendar. Today, the last day of January, marks the Chinese New Year and it is the Year of the Horse.

In honor of this occasion, I offer up a pair of equine photographs that symbolize this New Year.

The first comes from the Chinatown section of Singapore where, even at the start of January, the decorations were already being hung with care.

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Here’s a closer look at one of the horse sculptures hanging around.

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Moving back to Thailand, here is a stone horse we found while enjoying the grounds of Wat Pho, which is also home to the Reclining Buddha.

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Simply because it is the Year of the Horse…GO BRONCOS!!!

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2 thoughts on “Year of the Horse

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