This will be the year of the Horse. My sister Jeannine was born in the year of the horse, this should be a great year for you my sister.
Chinese New Year
I’ve been doing some research on the upcoming Chinese New Year. This year the celebration will start on Feb. 10. I say start because according to my source tieba.baidu.com/p/1391007582 - 网页快照 Chinese New Year can last for up to 15 days into the New Year, the government and families tend to end celebrations after the first 7 days, but public displays of the New Year can be seen as far as 15 days into the New Year. I found this very interesting; fireworks are banned by the government in large cities for the same reasons that lots of US big cities ban them, safety. However in rural areas you can still hear fireworks. Like the New Year celebrations for the calendar New Year, Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year will see people staying up to greet the year. Cleaning your house in preparation for New Year is something that is done often. This is a time for family to get together and in large families it may take a week to see all relatives and wish them good luck and prosperity in the New Year. On a personal note, thank you mom, you had me in the year of the dragon, much sought after in China. I also had my child in the year of the dragon, although I don’t know why that is such a lucky time to be born it is. If any Chinese who are reading this can tell me why this is so important, please do.
“Dragon is an imagined holy animal in Chinese culture, which usually stands for China. Chinese people like to say ourselves the "Descendant of the Dragon". Since dragon is holy and powerful in people's mind, so people think those who were born in those years are tending to be lucky and blessed.” Lanfang Hu.