Last year was the Year of the Rabbit. For me, that was a horrid year, and I am so happy to see it go. Today marks a new Lunar New Year… the year of the Dragon.
Year of the Dragon: This year’s Lunar New Year begins on January 23, which is the first day of the first new moon of the year. It ends 15 days later on the full moon. The Chinese calendar is divided into 12 cycles each represented by a special animal.
According to Chinese Astrology, this year is the year of the Dragon, the only mythical animal in the zodiac. People born in the year of the Dragon are said to be energetic, charismatic, and natural born leaders. Some famous “Dragons” include Joan of Arc, Vladimir Putin, and John Lennon.
My family celebrated the New Year early on Saturday. We are not very traditional, and just had a nice dinner at a chinese restaurant in Irvine.
Happy New Year… and may this year bring great luck, joy and prosperity!