The Chinese New Year 2012 – Time for the Dragon







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: January 23, 2012
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Chinese New Year 2012Today most of the world's Chinese population celebrates the annual "Spring Festival". These celebrations do not only take place in Hongkong and Shangai in China but are celebrated all around the world.

Chinese immigrants have taken their traditions to many countries around the world and today will be spectacular time to join these Chinese New Year 2012 celebrations.

Some of the biggest Chinese New Year 2012 Parades will take place in Hongkong, Shangai, London, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC, where there are large amounts of Chinese immigrants and Chinese Students outside China.

The Chinese New Year 2012, Spring Festival or Lunar New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese Culture. The Chinese New Year 2012 unlike western New Year takes place over 15 days, with different rituals and events. On the first day of the Chinese New Year 2012 it is tradition for the young to visit their elders. Part of this tradition involves that the Grandparents, Loved ones and parents hand out small red cards to children giving them "Good Fortune" in the form of money.

This year are a very important year in the Chinese New Year 2012. It is the year of the Dragon. For more information on the

Chinese New Year 2012 – The Year of the Dragon

you can visit our pages on the Chinese Zodiac Sign of the Dragon. On these pages you will also be able to see in which of the Chinese Zodiac were you born and if you are a dragon or not! Many Chinese people will plan to have their babies to be born in the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon. The Dragon in the Chinese Culture represents power and wealth!

Video overview of the Chinese New Year 2012

Chinese New Year 2012 in the UK

Chinese New Year London

The biggest Chinese New Year 2012 Celebrations in the UK will take place at the Trafalgar Square. There will be a parade with Chinese Dragons and Chinese people, actors, actrobats from the Trafalgar Square moving to China Town. For more information you can visit our page on the

Chinese New Year 2012 in the United Kingdom, London

. Here you will find more information on the Chinese New Year 2012 celebrations in London, and can also find out where the biggest Chinese New Year 2012 celebrations will take place.

The Chinese New Year 2012 Celebrations Chicago

Chinatown's Chinese New Year 2012 Parade will celebrates the Lunar New Year in Chicago this year. It is the Year of the Dragon and the 4710 celebration of the Chinese New Year 2012. In Chicago there will be a Parade, marching bands and Floats moving down the streets. This year there will also be a 100 foot long paper dragon made out of silk, paper, and bamboo as part of the Chinese New Year 2012 Celebrations in Chicago.

Chinese New Year 2012 Video: Chicago University Students

"The University of Chicago Chinese Undergraduate Students Association performing a Dragon Dance on the 14th of January 2012 as a lead up to the official Chinese New Year 2012"

Chinese New Year 2012 Celebrations Las Vegas - The Venetian and The Palazzo

Las Vegas is expected to host some of the hottest Chinese New Year 2012 festivities and celebrations. Data indicates that there is an increase from the Chinese community to choose to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2012 in Las Vegas. According to statistics there is an increase in visitors from overseas Chinese during the Chinese New Year 2012, and it is expected that the Chinese New Year 2012 period will attract record number of foreign visitors from China to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2012 in Las Vegas. Many of the Hotels and Casinos in Las Vegas are already decorated with Chinese New Year 2012 Decorations.

There will be a Chinese New Year 2012 Parade taking place in Las Vegas and also free outdoor stages where visitors can see Chinese Performers, Dragons and Acrobats performing for the crowds.

Chinese New Year The Dragon

"Image of the Chinese New Year 2012 Dragon at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas"

The Palazzo Chinese New Year 2012 Dragon

The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas offers one of the lavish Chinese New Year 2012 celebrations in the United States. If you are in the Las Vegas area the Venetian and the Palazzo are one of the must visit venues to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2012. At the Palazzo you will get to see the 128-foot hand-crafted dragon breathe fire from above the 65-foot-high waterfall atrium inside The Palazzo.

Chinese New Year 2012 - Dragon Video

In this video you can see the 128 Foot Fire Breathing Dragon inside the Palazzo celebrating the Chinese New Year 2012.

The Chinese New Year 2012 – Los Angeles

The year 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, associated with wealth, power and courage. In ancient times the dragon was a symbol reserved for the Chinese emperor, and it is considered to be an extremely auspicious sign. If you are in the Los Angeles area we highly recommend that you go to China Town to experience and learn more about the Chinese Culture. The Chinese New Year 2012 is the most important holiday in Chinese Culture. The "Spring Festival" a time to work on your "Feng Shui" and do some spring cleaning, and also cleaning the air from any bad spirits.

Video: Chinese New Year 2012 Bazaar 2012

This short video takes you through a typical Chinese New Year 2012 Bazaar. In the video you can see some of the typical Chinese New Year 2012 decorations. If you are in the Los Angeles are during the Chinese New Year 2012 you may want to head over to China Town for some cultural experience of the Chinese Culture.

New York - Chinese New Year 2012

The Chinese New Year 2012 will be celebrated for the next 15 days in restaurants all around New York and one of the best places to catch up on your Chinese Culture. The Chinese New Year 2012 is a good time to learn more about the Chinese Culture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKiIOeShHsY

San Francisco – Chinese New Year 2012

Nowhere in the world will you see a lunar new year (Chinese New Year 2012) parade like the Lunar New Year parade in San Francisco. There are many Chinese people living in the San Francisco area who moved to San Francisco as part of the Gold Rush in the City. Since 1860 the Chinese in San Francisco have celebrated the Chinese New Year 2012 with some of the most spectacular parades, telling the Chinese story and introducing people in the San Francisco area to the Chinese Culture.

In the 2012 Chinese visitors to the parade will see more than 100 display/acts and floats participating in the Chinese New Year 2012 parade. The San Francisco parade has been nominated as one of the top ten parades in the world by the IFEA. The parade is under the direction of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Sand Francisco and is recodnized as the biggest Chinese Cultural event outside China.

If you are in the San Francisco area the Chinese New Year 2012s Parade in San Francisco is a must visit event!

Seattle – Chinese New Year 2012

Dancing dragons and colorful costumes, New Year parades, acrobats, entertainers and performers will ring in the Year of the Dragon Saturday at Lunar New Year celebrations in Seattle's Chinatown International District. Seattle are known to have the best Chinese New Year 2012 celebrations and if you are in the area your are invited to participate in the next 15 days of events!

Washington DC – Chinese New Year 2012

There will be several Chinese New Year 2012 Celebrations and Parades taking place in Washington DC. You may want to visit China Town during the next 15 days to participate in the Chinese New Year 2012 celebrations in Washington DC. On January 29th there will be a Chinese New Year 2012 Prarade and Festival.

The event features the traditional Chinese Dragon Dance, Kung Fu demonstrations and live musical entertainment. The event will take place from 2pm to 5pm and will be between 6th and 8th Streets. Here you will find dance and music performances, traditional Chinese calligraphy, kung fu demonstrations, tai chi , face painting and children's crafts, film screenings, art and photo exhibits, raffle prizes, New Year souvenirs, free giveaways, Dragon and Lion dancing, poetry readings and much more.

The Washington DC Chinese New Year 2012 Celebrations are well worth a visit to learn more about the Chinese Culture and to experience some free fun and entertainment!

Fun Facts about the Chinese New Year 2012

  • The Chinese New Year 2012 always falls within January or February on the Romanian Calendar.
  • The Chinese Holiday is 15 days long.
  • In Hong Kong people will take 2-3 days off work to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2012 and in China people will take up to a week off work to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2012.
  • About 210 Million people travel home during the Chinese New Year 2012 making it the biggest human migration in the world.
  • Every year with the Chinese New Year 2012 a new record is set for most text messages sent.
  • The official name for the Chinese New Year 2012 is "Spring Festival"
  • Traditio dictates that people wear Red Clothes on the Chinese New Year 2012, Hanging red paper decorations and making as much noise as possible.
  • Round Food items represent never-ending wealth and play part of the Chinese New Year 2012 celebrations.
  • Red Envelopes with money in are given and symbolozes good luck and wards off evil spirits!

Broken New Year Resolutions

It is only 23 days since millions of people around the world made their New Year Resolutions. If you were unable to keep your New Year resolutions the Chinese New Year 2012 may give you a New opportunity to relook your New Year's resolutions and maybe set some new more realistic New Year resolutions. We highly recommend that any one interested in learning more about the Chinese Culture attend one of the many Chinese New Year 2012 celebrations around the world!