2012 Year of the Dragon
Many believes that there is a balance between heaven and earth for the people that are born in the Year of the Dragon. The Dragon is one of the luckiest and most powerful sign in the Chinese zodiac. Dragons naturally are blessed with good fortune. They make good diplomats, artists and politicians. Dragons are usually stubborn and quick tempered creatures. This year 2012 is the Year of the Water Dragon. Water will have a calming influence on the Dragons this year, keeping their temperament and emotions in check. It will also make Dragons more mindful and considerate of others.
Famous and well known people born in the year of the Dragon include: Al Pacino, Bruce Lee, Casey Donovan, Emily Browning, Fats Domino, Sigmund Freud, Gough Whitlam, Gregory Peck, John Lennon, Grace Cossington Smith, Ken Done, Elle Macpherson, Martin Sheen, Reese Witherspoon, Salvador Dali, Sandra Bullock, Russell Crowe, Melissa George, James Blundell, John Bell and Shirley Temple.
– The Chinese New Year Day 2012 is on the 23rd of January
– This year’s lucky gemstone for the Dragons are opal, sapphire and amber
– The most compatible signs for Dragons are the Snake, Rat, Rooster and Monkey
– The most incompatible sign for Dragons is the Dog
– The Dragon’s lucky colours are gold and black
The Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated by many people of different cultures around the world. Greet all your friends and family with Happy Chinese New Year to bring good fortune and prosperity. Some people say “Kung Hei Fat Choy” which in Cantonese or “Gong Xi Fatt Chai” which is in Mandarin and they both mean to wish you good fortunes.
There are many customs and traditions associated with Chinese New Year festival.
– You should pay off all your debts and forget all grudges
– Decorating your home with peach blossoms and mandarin oranges
– Wear new clothes and it is preferred to be red in color
– Enjoy reunion dinner (eve of Chinese New Year) together with family and close friends
– Eat fish during reunion dinner which means “may there be surpluses every year”
– Eat uncut noodles to represent long life
– Give red envelopes with small amounts of cash for the unmarried or your juniors