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2014: The Year of the Horse

2014: The Year of the Horse

January 31, 2014, marks the beginning of the Chinese Year of the Horse. In Chinese astrology, people born in the Year of the Horse are believed to be hard-working, self-reliant, and cheerful. Years featuring the horse are supposed to be strong ones for travel, adventure, and opportunity.

To read more about adventures with horses, check out our book list, CRRL Kids: Horse Sense.

Catch a Celebration
In Washington, D.C., there will be an exciting parade on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 2 - 4:30 p.m. complete with dragon dancers, kung fu demonstrations, and live music. If you are in D.C. for the day, check out the Freer and Sackler galleries’ collection of Chinese art.

Closer to home, Fair Oaks Mall will have its own festivities on February 1 and 2, 2014, in the courtyard area with many of the same activities that can be found in downtown Washington.