Lunar New Year Celebrations Around World Usher in Year of the Dragon [Photos]
Around the world — from Houston to Sydney to Shanghai — people are celebrating the start of the Lunar New Year and welcoming the Year of the Dragon. The Dragon represents good fortune and power, and the year is considered to be particularly auspicious because it is the only mythical animal in the Chinese zodiac. Also, for the first time in 60 years, the element water intersects, symbolizing more calm, opportunity and growth.
Asia Society invites you and your family to ring in this Year of the Water Dragon on February 4, 2012 in New York with a lion dance, a kung fu demonstration, music and storytelling from China, and a ceramics and puppet workshop.
Asia Society President Vishakha Desai offered her best wishes. "As we enter the Year of the Dragon, let me wish all of you a wonderfully creative year, a hallmark of the Dragon Year, and a peacefully productive 2012."