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About smarttoughmom

I am mother of two. I love to play trivia and make the quizzes all the time. I am fan of soap operas. I am very interested in the paranormal activity.

What do the Olympic Rings mean ?

What do the Olympic Rings mean

Olympic Rings

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Olympic Games Timeline

Olympic Games Timeline

Winter Olympics 1924 to Present Day

1 – 1924 – Chamonix, France

2 – 1928 – St Moritz, Switzerland

3 – 1932 – Lake Placid, USA

4 – 1936 – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

5 – 1940 – Cancelled due to World War Two

6 – 1944 – Cancelled due to World War Two

7 – 1948 – St Mortiz, Switzerland

8 – 1952 – Oslo, Norway

9 – 1956 – Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

10 – 1960 – Squaw Valley, USA

11 – 1964 – Innsbruck, Austria

12 – 1968 – Grenoble, France

13 – 1972 – Sapporo, Japan

14 – 1976 – Innsbruck, Austria

15 – 1980 – Lake Placid, USA

16 – 1984 – Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

17 – 1988 – Calgary, Canada

18 – 1992 – Albertville, France

19 – 1994 – Lillehammer, Norway

20 – 1998 – Nagano, Japan

21 – 2002 – Salt Lake City, USA

22 – 2006 – Turin, Italy

23 – 2010 – Vancouver, Canada

24 – 2014 – Sochi, Russia

25 – 2018 – Pyeong Chang, South Korea

26 – 2022 – Beijing, China

27 – 2026 – ?

 

 

What does the Dragon stand for in the Chinese New Year ?

The dragon dance is often performed during Chinese New Year. Dragons are legendary animals, but they are important to Chinese people who think of dragons as helpful, friendly creature. They are linked to good luck, long life and wisdom. They are nothing like the fierce, fire-breathing Western dragons that carry off princesses and eat people. Chinese Dragons are associated with storm clouds and life-giving rain. They have special powers so they can fly in the air, swim in the sea and walk on land.

Chinese Dragon

Why does Chinese New Year start in February ?

The Chinese calendar is based on moon cycles.

  • The Chinese calendar is categorized as lunisolar, meaning it takes into account both the moon and the sun.
  • The calendar originated over 5,000 years ago during the Shang Dynasty. With the Chinese calendar, days begin at midnight and end the following midnight. Months begin with the first phase of the moon (also known as the new moon or dark moon) and end before the next.
  • The start of the Chinese calendar usually falls on the date of the second new moon after the winter solstice, as the winter solstice must occur within the 11th month of the calendar between January 21 and February 21.
  • Each year is symbolized with one of 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac (also known as Shengxiao, translated literally to “birth likeness”). Those born within each year are said to exhibit certain personality traits, much like in Western astrology.

 

Why does Chinese New Year start in February