Localcolorist sells her handmade peace cranes on Etys. She posted the following information with an Etsy Treasury today:
"January 26th 2009 the new moon will turn over and we will move from the year of the rat to the year of the Earthen ox. The year of the ox happens every 12 years and the year of the Brown or Earth Ox happens once every 60 years with the last occurence being in 1949. Year 4707 in the Chinese calendar, the year of the Ox is generally considered prosperous and hard working."
Here's to a prosperous Year of the Ox filled with lots of hard work!