Happy Chinese New Year! Gung Hay Fat Choi! 恭喜发财

By Brighton College on January 23rd, 2012 in Local News | Leave a comment


 

The year of the dragon officially starts today! Brighton College would like to wish everyone celebrating Chinese New Year a happy and prosperous year of the dragon.

In Chinese astrology, the dragon is seen as a source of power and superior rule. The year of the dragon is expected to arrive on February 4th, 2012 although the actual day of Chinese New Year is today, January 23rd, 2012.

The dragon is seen as the strongest and most superior zodiac sign and is the only mythical creature that exists in Chinese astrology.

If you were born in the below date ranges, you are said to have been born in the year of the dragon:

  • 16 February 1904 – 3 February 1905: Wood Dragon
  • 3 February 1916 – 22 January 1917: Fire Dragon
  • 23 January 1928 – 9 February 1929: Earth Dragon
  • 8 February 1940 – 26 January 1941: Metal Dragon
  • 27 January 1952 – 13 February 1953: Water Dragon
  • 13 February 1964 – 1 February 1965: Wood Dragon
  • 31 January 1976 – 17 February 1977: Fire Dragon
  • 17 February 1988 – 5 February 1989: Earth Dragon
  • 5 February 2000 – 23 January 2001: Metal Dragon
  • 23 January 2012 – 9 February 2013: Water Dragon
  • 10 February 2024 – 28 January 2025: Wood Dragon

There are many Chinese New Year events happening around Vancouver and one of them includes the Chinese New Year Parade, which takes place on Sunday, January 29th, 2012.

For full parade details, visit http://www.cbavancouver.ca/parade.html

For a full list of Chinese New Year events near you, click here

Written by:

Darren Prasad

Web Marketing Coordinator

For comments, questions, or feedback please email Darren@brightoncollege.ca

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