Because my wife is half-Vietnamese, I have to go to Houston this weekend, to meet the in-laws for what they consider to be one of their most important holidays, Chinese New Year. So while the rest of you guys are just barely getting into 2014, I’ll be ringing in the year of the horse, 4712.
The Chinese calendar isn’t as old as the Hebrew calendar. They’re already up to 5775. Do you realize that means that Jesus would have been born around 3758? It’s amazing to me how many people actually think that the Gregorian calendar was the very first one, and that we didn’t start keeping dates until the time attributed to their patron deity.