Chinese Year of the Snake 2013

Chinese New Year 2013 - 10 February

In 2013, Chinese New Year Day falls on 10th of February

The Year of the Snake, 2013, in the Chinese calendar, is symbolized by two elements – with water sitting on top of fire.

The ancient Chinese believe that having a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means the family will not starve.


The Snake is a powerful fire element, and it is also regarded as “Travelling star”.  As such, it may be a busy travelling year for many people and there will likely be more traffic accidents especially related to air and sea.  Snake also represents the prosperous stage in the growth of plants. So it is powerful fire energy and will trigger fire disasters, explosions and energy issues.

Also, the water fire element of 2013 is expected to bring prosperity to earth industries and metal earth industries

Characteristics of those born in the Year of the Snake: Acute, Aware, Cunning, Proud, Vain, Vicious


Years of the Snake - Snake Years are sixth in the cycle of the Chinese Zodiac, following the Dragon Years, and recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year Holidays begin on the first day of the first month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

Snake Years: 1905*1917*1929*1941*1953*1965*1977*1989*2001*2013


References: and Ramond Lo Feng Shui website

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