[monkeywire] Expectant women hoping for monkey
carrie at stayfreemagazine.org
Thu Jan 15 10:09:44 EST 2004
Expectant women hoping for Monkey
Thu 15 January, 2004 04:10
BEIJING (Reuters) - Many expectant Chinese women are trying to delay
the birth of their children until the Year of the Monkey begins next
week because they think it will bring them luck, state media says.
"They superstitiously believe that people born in the current Year of
the Goat are deemed unfortunate," the China Daily newspaper said on
"Whatever the truth, one thing is for sure -- Year of the Monkey
babies face a competitive education and career environment because
they will have many more of them around," it said, quoting the
Shanghai Morning Post.
The newspaper did not say how the mothers were delaying their
The Year of the Monkey -- one of 12 animals that make up the Lunar
New Year cycle -- begins on January 22.
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