Chinese New Year is being used for a long time, due to political reason, President Obama change its term to Asian Lunar New Year.
Whether how you name it, it is most welcome by kids in China, HK and Taiwan. Kids receive red envelop from all relatives and other adults. Parents and adults are not so easy during this great big festival in Asia, they prepare rich food and cash, most of the people close the store and business for couple days in this special holiday. They went to the market buying rice cake and fish, pray for the harvest of the upcoming year.
This Lunar Year is extra ordinary to Chinese and Taiwanese because it is Dragon year.
The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend. A symbol of good fortune and sign of intense power, the Oriental Dragon is regarded as a divine beast – the reverse of the malicious monster that Westerners felt necessary to find and slay. In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is said to be a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority. Therefore, those people born in Dragon years are to be honored and respected.
That is why the birthrate is extra high in Dragon Lunar Year!
Anyway, no matter which Chinese horoscope you are belongs to, you have your own strength and weakness. We wish you all the best for the Dragon Year!