The Chinese New Year, one of the most important traditional Chinese holidays, kicked off last night with feasts and fireworks. Monday 23rd January marks the beginning of the Year of the Dragon, a sign synonymous with good luck that ends 9th February 2013.
The Year of the Dragon signifies success and happiness. Dragon years are thought to be the most exciting though also the most unpredictable.
Dragons are passionate, enthusiastic people who are full of life and often at the center of attention. Dragons are intense go-getters but can also be stubborn, hotheaded and quick-tempered.
The Dragon is most compatible with The Rat, both of which are pointed for success and happiness.
Curious as to whether you’re a fiery Dragon? Those born in the years 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988 and 2000 share a Dragon bond with famous celebrities like John Lennon, Sigmund Freud, Al Pacino, Orlando Bloom, Colin Farrel, Liam Neeson and Hollywood’s leading ladies, Reese Witherspoon, Courtney Cox, Emma Stone and Sandra Bullock. It is no surprise that these confident creatures are a shining success at no matter what field they choose to pursue.
For those in London seeking a way to celebrate the Chinese New Year, look no further than Trafalgar Square and Chinatown on Sunday 29th January.One of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia, festivities begin at 10.15 am. with a parade from Trafalgar Square to Rupert Street. Those in attendance can also expect free festivities like music, dance, acrobatics and fireworks, as well as a vast amount of food for offer.
The year of the Dragon, considered to be one of the luckiest zodiac signs, proves to be an exciting one — here’s to hoping it brings good fortune!