WE are about to enter the luckiest year onthe Chinese lunisolar calendar. Each lunaryear is associated with one of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals.
On January 23 the Year of the Rabbit is left behind and the Year of the Dragon begins – a year traditionally associated with new beginnings and good fortune. In ancient China, people believed that the dragon was powerful and wise and brought the Four Benedictions of the East – harmony, wealth, virtue, and long life. It’s the year that coincides with a baby boom in Chinese communities, couples waiting to get married, and new businesses springing up.
Those with an entrepreneurial spirit are favoured to see great success in the coming year. Still today, the dragon is a revered symbol, and many Chinese companies use it in their logo or name.