Enter The Dragon 2012

Gong Xi Fa Cai! 

That’s the most popular phrase used for Chinese New Year Greetings! 

This year, 2012 is the Year of The Water Dragon, the most auspicious of all the Chinese signs

It’s the first day of the Lunar New Year today, the first of fifteen days of celebration.
The Water Dragon, being a symbol of power is envisaged to heal and protect from stress and chaos. This animal is said to have intelligence, patience and sensitivity which in turn provides motivation, discipline and reflection.

Wishing all my Chinese readers a prosperous and healthy Lunar New Year!

You can find out  more on the "soft power" of dragons from Fr Tim Byron SJ and how it is celebrated in The Phillipines from here
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