Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Chinese New Year begins on January 23rd. What animal is represented this year and what does it mean?

Chinese New Year is the most important Chinese holiday. The Chinese celebrate with parades, festivals, feasts and parties to celebrate the end of the winter season and the start of spring. The Chinese Year of the Dragon is in 2012. Astrology is very important to the Chinese and the dragon is one of their most important symbols. The dragon is one of the twelve animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac, and is considered the luckiest year. In ancient China, the celestial Dragon represented an emperor and power. Today, it is the ultimate symbol signifying success and happiness, bringing luck to all those born in a year of the dragon, and to everyone in 2012!

Source: http://www.about-sichuan-china.com/year-of-the-dragon.html