Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Tigers Have Arrived!

The Year of the Tiger has officially begun in the Hamaker household, as our tiger figurines have arrived!  Each year we order the characters to celebrate the designated animal of the year as dictated by the Chinese zodiac, which is called "eto" in Japanese.

Technically, the Year of the Tiger, according to the Chinese lunar calendar, doesn't begin until February 14. Since the United States runs on Gregorian calendar, the Year of the Tiger began January 1. Since I didn't order my tigers until after the New Year, I suppose I run on the Procrastinator calendar.

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