|Chinese New Year - Photo by Irum Shahid|
Today is the Chinese New Year. Billions of people will celebrate beginning of the year of the Snake today with fireworks, food, and other festivities. For those who believe in gambling, today is also considered by some to be the luckiest day of the year.
As for me, I will mark this occasion with Chinese food and lots of friends.
In a related note, today is also the day when I usually make all of my New Year's resolutions. When I make them on January 1, I never keep them. However, when I make them on the Chinese New Year, I almost always do.