All the world has celebrated new year grandly, but the Chinese who are fast forward in technology are late in celebrating the new year, New year is celebrated somewhere between late January and mid February as per the Lunar solar calendar system, new year happens to fall on January 23 rd this year , the year 2012 will be called as dragon new year Chinese celebrate new year dances, street performances and road shows.
Chinese calendar is symbolized by 12 different animals like dragon, snake, rat, monkey,horse, ram, rooster, dog, pig, ox, tiger and rabbit. each have their own characteristics which can say how the new year is going to be.
2012 is dragon new year which symbolizes power, strength, good luck and means control over water, rainfall, hurricane & flood.
At last,happy Chinese New Year to you in this matter, my friend!