Carson Daly: Happy Chinese New Year!

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Kung Hei Fat Choi from AMP Radio! Yes, it’s the Chinese New Year and most of the morning show crew was pretty clueless about what that means.  Luckily our overnight DJ Seena called into the show to teach Carson Daly a little bit about the holiday!

When Carson rolled into AMP Radio this morning he thought Seena was calling him fat, so she had to call into the morning show to explain!

Today marks the Year of the Rabbit and Chinatown Los Angeles has a ton of events going on to celebrate.  Check out their calendar for information on the parade, festival, and 5k/10k run. 

Ever wondered what your Chinese zodiac animal is and what it means? Well, we’re here to help you out!

  • Rat (born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008): The Rat symbolizes such character traits as wit, imagination and curiosity. Overall, Rats are full of energy, talkative and charming but they have a tendency to become aggressive.
  • Ox (born in 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009): Oxen possess such character traits as dependability, strength and determination. Oxen are tolerant individuals who believe that the road to success involves hard work and scrupulous behavior; they don’t believe in taking shortcuts.
  • Tiger (born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010): The Tiger symbolizes such character traits as bravery, competitiveness and unpredictability. Tigers love to be challenged and will accept any challenge if it means protecting a loved one or protecting their honor. They don’t worry about the outcome because they know they’ll always land on their feet.
  • Rabbit (born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011): The Rabbit symbolizes such character traits as creativity, compassion, and sensitivity. Rabbits are friendly, outgoing and prefer the company of others. They also prefer to avoid conflict.
  • Dragon (born in 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000): Dragons symbolize such character traits as dominance and ambition. Dragons prefer to live by their own rules and if left on their own, are usually successful. They’re driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. They’re passionate in all they do and they do things in grand fashion.
  • Snake (born in 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001): The Snake symbolizes such character traits as intelligence, gracefulness and materialism. When it comes to decision-making, Snakes are extremely analytical and as a result, they don’t jump into situations. They are effective at getting the things they want, even if it means they have to scheme and plot along the way.
  • Horse (born in 1930, 1942, 1954,1966, 1978, 1990, 2002): The Horse symbolizes such character traits as strength, energy, and an outgoing nature. Extremely animated, Horses thrive when they’re the center of attention. Always in search of a good time, Horses keep the crowds happy with their humor and their wit.
  • Goat (born in 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003): The Goat (or Sheep) symbolizes such character traits as creativity, intelligence, dependability, and calmness. Comfortable being alone to ponder the workings of their inner minds, Goats enjoy being part of a group, but prefer the sidelines rather than the center. Their nurturing personality makes Goats excellent care-givers.
  • Monkey (born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004): The Monkey possesses such character traits as curiosity, mischievousness, and cleverness. Forever playful, Monkeys are the masters of practical jokes. Even though their intentions are always good, this desire to be a prankster has a tendency to create ill will and hurt feelings.
  • Rooster (born in 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005): The Rooster symbolizes such character traits as confidence, pompousness and motivation. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are loyal, trustworthy individuals who are blunt when it comes to offering their opinions. Their bluntness stems not from being mean but from being honest.
  • Dog (born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006): The Dog symbolizes character traits such as loyalty, compatibility and kindness. Dogs frequently offer kind words and useful advice, always listening and lending a shoulder when necessary. Dogs often become deeply involved in others’ lives and are sometimes perceived as nosy. Ensuring others are happy is more important to the Dog than wealth, money or success.
  • Pig (born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007): The Pig symbolizes such character traits as diligence, compassion, and generosity. Pigs enjoy life and because they are entertaining, others enjoy their company. Pigs are giving souls and reap much enjoyment when they’re helping others, but sometimes they give too much.

What are you doing to celebrate the Chinese New Year? Tell us all about it in the comments!

[Source: Chinese Zodiac.com]

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