Monday, January 23, 2012

Year of the dragon

Let the festivities begin as Monday the 23rd of January is the first day of the Chinese New Year and this is the Year of the Dragon. Chinese New Year is one of the oldest Chinese festivals and has many traditions. It always falls between January 21st and February 21st, coinciding with the first day of the lunar month and continues until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest. The Chinese Zodiac has 12 animal signs and each New Year is a different animal. It is believed that people take on the characteristics' of the animal from the year they were born in. Source

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