Every 12 years, the Dragon has to be the most popular Chinese animal made famous by the 1985 Mickey Rourke movie (not to be confused with the 1972 Bruce Lee movie, Way of the Dragon, and the famous Rome Coliseum fight with Chuck Norris).
So January 23, 2012 marks the Chinese New Year, the year of the Dragon.
3 Common Myths
3 common myths of the Chinese New Year was leave food at the door for the beast Nian (or Nien). Wearing red or hanging red scrolls scares away the beast as well as the use of firecrackers.
Below is a chart of the years and animals. Note that the beginning of each zodiac year should correspond to the first day of the lunar year. If you are born in January, you’ll have to check to make sure which year you fall under. For example, Jan 20, 2012 is still the Year of the Rabbit.
Mythology also states every 12 years (the year you were born) is your “lucky year”.
Is this your lucky year?
Were you born in 1952, 64, 76 or 88?