(牛 Ox 丑 Chou) should start on January 26, 2009
Not completely sure.

Thanks AD, the moon has its lowest intensity on January 26, 2009.
One more reason to celebrate. Other than drinking copious amounts of that good Chinese beer, are there special festive customs?

Happy new year to all our chinese friends :)

Wishing Happy New year to my immediate neighbours, a bit in advance though.