2012 Chinese New Year of the Dragon
Rachel celebrated the Year of the Dragon by attending the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dragon Gala Dinner on Saturday 21 January 2012 and by joining in the fun and festivities at the Chinatown Moonta Street Party on Saturday 28 February 2012. The celebration featured all new performances and shows, including dragon dances, lion dances, a Chinese magic show and lots of fire crackers.
Chinese New Year celebrations began on Monday 23 January 2012 and runs for 15 days, ending with the Lantern Festival tonight, Monday 6 February 2012. This marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, following from the year of the rabbit in 2011.
I understand that those born in the Year of the Dragon are described as generous, irresistible, charismatic and so brave that standing beside them banishes fear. Generally, the Year of the Dragon is a year for great deeds, innovative ideas and big projects. The Dragon is one of the major symbols of good fortune in Chinese Astrology. According to tradition the Dragon brings in the Four Blessings of the East: wealth, virtue, harmony and longevity.
Photo’s courtesy of Hon Jing Lee.
Performers at the Moonta Street Party
2012 Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dragon Gala Dinner