China has always fantasized people with its own mythology and mystics. Symbolism is an important thing for Chinese. They have symbols for everything in the world. Even each year is dedicated to some animals and that animal will be the symbol of that year. 2012 is the year of dragon. Dragon was always a prominent one among the chinese new year symbols. Otherwise also dragon was always associated with the Chinese culture and heritage. Its presence was always there in every chinese new year parade. Dragon dance is a traditional art of China. Even almost every chinese new year cards carry the figure of dragon.
As mentioned earlier, New Year is the most important event in China and normally this is the time when the family members gather for dinner and recollect their memories and share the happiness and the nostalgia. Most of the Chinese used to try their best to be with their dear and near during this time. They will prepare special dinner on this day. There are a number of special chinese new year recipes like Kung Pan chicken, which is a spicy Szechuan dish. More than the mouth watering taste, the happiness of reunion and the soft touch of nostalgia make these special Chinese New Year recipes more delicious.
Whenever you think about China, you can never skip the Chinese astrology. Now it has been followed by many non Chinese too all over the world. They are very much eager to know what chinese new year astrology predictions have in stock for them. Along with the Chinese mythology, Chinese astrology and related rituals are also becoming popular now. Various Chinese New Year symbols like frog, rat etc have become show pieces in the drawing room of every house all over the world. This is not only because of the elegant look they carry, but also because people strongly believe that the presence of these symbols will bring them luck.
Chinese calendar follows the circle of moon. So the New Year day will be different from that of the English calendar. This year, when the chinese new year parade starts on the midnight of the 22nd January 2012, the balloons carrying the chinese new year symbols will fly high announcing the arrival of the year of Dragon. It will bring luck to many as they hope. It will bring all the happiness to the world as they hope. That is why they have shared the hopes and feelings through chinese new year Cards with their friends and relatives. Let us also pray that their hopes will come true. Let the Chinese New Year may bring all the prosperity and peace to the world. Let us parade our dreams to welcome the dragon. Let us hope that the dragon that kills the vices and protects the virtues definitely will bring all the happiness to us. Let us welcome the Chinese New Year 2012 for a better tomorrow. Because, we have to survive for many more years!
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