In Chinese astrology, each year is associated with one of twelve zodiac animals, as well as one of five Taoist elements. February 8, 2016 marks the Year of the Fire Monkey, a pairing which last appeared in 1956!

This is a year for action – be it creative innovation, adventurous travel, or the start of new endeavors and relationships. Embrace the vitality of the fire element to invigorate your passions, take risks, and pursue new opportunities.

To fortuitously kick off the first day of the new year, Aimee (who is very superstitious), will not wash her hair, use scissors, or allow her toddler to cry. For more on Chinese New Year traditions, your zodiac horoscope, and celebrations around the world, visit The Telegraph.

Wishing you adventure, opportunity and peace in 2016!

– Aimee, Jason and Christopher Chang