At midnight on January 23, 2012, Chinese people around the world will welcome the new year, ushering in the Year of the Dragon with the traditional Chinese New Year greeting of Gong Xi Fa Ca! which means “wishing you prosperity” in Mandarin.
The first day of the Chinese New Year is the most important of Chinese holidays, celebrated by billions in China, and by millions of ethnic Chinese around the world. It’s a celebration that lasts for 15 days, culminating with the Lantern Festival. This year, according to the Chinese zodiac, is the year of the Dragon.
Let’s unleash them so they may fly by our sides and ensure a fabulous 2012! Seat belt on … I’m ready and waiting.