Welcome to 2013 and the Lunar New Year in the Chinese Year of the Snake.
‘The Snake is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal Signs. It is the enigmatic, intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the Animals Signs. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your family will not starve.’
In the world of colour AkzoNobel declares Indigo (SCIS no. 1592774) is a striking statement colour for 2013 associated with wisdom and honesty which enhances your environment. However Pantone Color of the year 2013 is Emerald Green (SCIS no. 1592779)
2013 is also the International Year of Statistics, (SCIS no. 1592783) a worldwide event supported by more than 1,400 organizations. More than 100 scientific societies, universities, research institutes, and organizations all over the world have banded together to dedicate 2013 as a special year for the Mathematics of Planet Earth. (SCIS no. 1592783)
Pope Benedict XVI declared that a Year of Faith (SCIS no. 1592806) will begin on October 11, 2012 and conclude on November 24, 2013. World Youth Day 2013 (SCIS no. 1592887) to be held in Rio theme is… ‘Go and make disciples of all nations’
For International Women’s day March 8 2013 the theme is The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum (SCIS no. 1592879)
You can find more pictures here from the Global Year of Quinoa