Three weeks ago, we celebrated the start of a new year. You may have made some resolutions or just have some new goals for 2012. If you haven’t yet been able to put these in motion yet, you have another chance to get started and begin the year anew.
Today marks the first day of the Chinese New Year and begins the first day of a 15-day celebration, which culminates in the Lantern Festival. During this time traditional feasts are held, festive dance parades feature dragons or lions, special ceremonies pay homage to ancestors and deities, gifts are exchanged, and visits to extended family are made. The year 2012 rings in the Year of the Dragon, one of the symbols of the 12-year Chinese zodiac, and bids farewell to the Year of the Rabbit.
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