Monday, 23 January 2012
Year of the Dragon
The Chinese New Year is the longest and most significant festival in the Chinese calendar. It marks the end of the winter and an opportunity to sweep away any bad luck from the previous year, and welcome in good luck.
The Year of the Dragon is a particularly auspicious year and many Chinese people have made particular efforts to have babies born this year. According to the BBC, the Hong Kong authorities are expecting a 5% increase in the number of births compared with last year, and some say possibly even 10%.
My card comes from Taiwan.