Monday, January 23, 2012


In many places in Asia today is one of the most important holidays, it marks the Chinese New Year, which traditionally last 15 days, and is also called the Spring Festival.  Each of the 15 days has a particular role and many abide by the traditions and beliefs according to each day.  The first day is often set aside for for people to honor their elders where as the final days is traditionally marked by a Lantern Festival.  In between there are many other celebrations each day and the streets are a roar with firecrackers, feasting and family.  Many who celebrate visit temples, light incense and watch street performers and dancers.  Those celebrating the new year are recognizing the Year of the Dragon.  According to their zodiac calendar the mightiest and most favored of the 12 zodiac signs.  Those born under the dragon, which is is a symbol of power, strength and good luck, are said to be strong, intelligent, brave, innovative, highly driven and self assured.

Wishing everyone a wonderful YEAR OF THE DRAGON! 

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