Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Long Weekend for Chinese New Year 2012

January 23, 2012, which will commence the celebration of the Chinese New Year is declared as a special non-working holiday in the Philippines. It's significance is further emphasized because it's the Year of the Dragon. :-D
The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend. A symbol of good fortune, and sign of intense power.
Under Proclamation No. 295, s. 2011...
WHEREAS, on January 23, 2012, the Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate Spring Festival, popularly known as the Chinese New Year, which is one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well; and the joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people; 23 January 2012 may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest; - Official Ph Gazette 
Screen Capture from the Official Ph Gazette Announcement. For more detail, please click on the image to go the official site.
The year of the dragon is traditionally associated with new beginnings and good fortune. Those with entrepreneurial spirit are particularly favored to see much success in the coming year. Generally, it's predicted that any new venture may benefit from the outstanding luck often associated with the dragon. Therefore, 2012 will be a very good year to get married, have children, or start a new business. - Chinese Horoscope Prediction

Fifth in the cycle, Dragon Years follow the Rabbit and recur every twelfth year. 1904 * 1916 * 1928 * 1940 * 1952 * 1964 * 1976 * 1988 * 2000 * 2012 
On a personal note, we're looking forward for the unveiling of the Year of the Dragon, this is hubby's zodiac. We're also into reading stars. We even had print outs of our Chinese Horoscopes for Dragon, Monkey, and Rooster. You can look yours too here. :-D

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4 comments:

Marge said...

awww that means we get a little extra pay for that day and less traffic. that's always nice ^_^

Des Doligosa said...

awww, true! :) enjoy the long weekend traffic-less! ^_^

Angie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm your newest follower. The Chinese New information is great. I love learning about other cultures.

Violy said...

2012 os the year of the water dragon.. And I'm a fire dragon! And they said it's not my lucky year! Urgh! Nahh I don't want to believe that.. Hehe.. (crossing my fingers).. I'm still hoping for the best and thinking positive! Good luck to us this yr of the dragon! :-)

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