Chinese New Year – The Year of The Rat – UFDThis year the Chinese New Year starts on February 7, 2008 and is the year of the Rat.Â Kingston has a Limited Edition, Chinese New Year Rat UFD available for the taking.
A little background:Â The Lunar New Year dates back from 2600 BC, when the Emperor Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of the Chinese zodiac.Â Because of cyclical lunar dating, the first day of the year can fall anywhere between January and the middle of February. On the Chinese calendar, 2008 is Lunar Year 4705-4706. On a typical Western calendar, the start of the New Year falls on February 7, 2008 â€” The Year of the Rat. If you were born in 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 – you were born under the sign of the rat. Those who are a Rat are viewed as busily pursuing a personal goal or ambition, and are thus known as one of the hardest-working signs in the Chinese zodiac. For rats [in 2008], any recent setbacks or obstacles can be overcome, so look forward to a year in which to really shine. For some cocktail conversation, some famous people born in the Year Of The Rat include Prince Charles, ice skating champ Sasha Cohen, rapper Eminem, and actress Scarlett Johansson. Chinese New Year USB stick is a Kingston 2GB drive for the small price of $11.