We may have just finished celebrating the welcoming of the New Year, but in a few weeks many people from all over the world will be welcoming in the start of the Lunar New Year. The most common celebrants are the Chinese (ie: Chinese New Year) and the Vietnamese (Tet Festival), but other cultures like Koreans also celebrate the lunar calendar.
The calendar is based on the moon, and zodiac characters rotates, representing a different year. Last year the lunar new year started in February. This year it is early, and will begin on January 23.
The zodiac character for this year is the Dragon, and if you are born in 2012 (or subsequent 12 years prior or after) that is your zodiac sign. See the zodiac picture to see what your year corresponds with what character.