YEAR OF THE DRAGON….

2012- the Year of the Dragon will be marked by excitement, unpredictability, exhilaration and intensity. the dragon is the 4th animal in the chinese horoscope and those born under the dragon are passionate, brave, and independent.   this will be an exciting year with lots of drama and adventure.

chinese new year follows the lunar calendar and this year it is january 23.  it is a time to welcome wealth, health, prosperity, and long life.  a time to put all negative energy behind you. the celebrations last 15 days and ends after the full moon with a lantern festival.  lanterns are lit to bring light into your life.

here a some fun crafts for kids to celebrate the dragon….

egg carton dragon craft

 

paper lanterns you can string around the house

for grown-ups….

lucky dragon cocktail

happy new year!

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