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Friday, February 23, 2007

Year of the pig

The Dancing Lion performed for the "Year of the Pig" Sunday night at a Chinese New Year Party hosted by plastic surgeons Dr. Simeon Wall and Dr. Simeon Wall Jr. and wife Dr. Holly Casey Wall.

So how did it get to be the Pig’s year? we wondered.

Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came and a year was named after each one, said the invitation. He announced that the people born in each animal’s year would have some of the animal’s personalty.

And the Pig? Sign of contentment. A person born in that year is also sincere, honest and tolerant, hard working and down to earth.

The gala affair was held at Harrah’s Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Riverdome.

(Photo by Paul L. Schuetze/The Times)


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