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Chinese New Year

Thousands of glittering lights

Its all about the celebration now, right? Christmas, New Year´s eve....yes talking about new year, we all know that Chinese Calendar is different, so this year it falls on January 23rd, Chinese New Year also called the Lunar New Year, occurring early months of our calendar, typically January or February.

This is the first of 15 days of celebration and the start of the YEar of the Dragon:) It´s a time of the year to welcome all positive like wealth and prosperity and to eliminate all negative chi of the past. This two weeks long celebration is very symbolic and all about the important do´s and dont´s!

Nowadays, there are many people believing these signs of the year and horoscopes, and here it is, in chinese tradition, each year dedicated a specific animal, Dragon, Horse, Monkey, Rat, Rabbit, Dog, Rooster, Ox, Tiger, Snake and Ram, these are the 12 animals that are part of the chinese tradition.

This year 2011 is still Rabbit´s one, and the fallowing will be Dragon, which is powerful Animal, so the year should be strong and grateful , all depends of the sign you are born in , each of these animals are thought to bestow their characteristics.

If you want to fully enjoy the Chines New Year, you should visit Hong Kong, and go along with the vibrant celebrations there, there will be New Year Night Parade, hitting Tsim Sha Tsui East on the Kowloon peninsula with colorful floats and different performers from all over the world, street entertainers, music, dance...and so much more, it will be unforgettable and amazing show all over the night. Imagine the high sky scrapers bedecked with thousands of glittering lights.

Fireworks spray over Victoria Harbour welcoming the lunar year of the Dragon. Spectacular variety of seasonal symbols , which represent good fortune and happiness, everyone saying the best wishes...amazing atmosphere, a lifetime experience,parks, where kumquat trees, peach blossoms and tangerine plants fill the air with sweet scents.

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