Chinese New Year starts on Saturday, February 10, and it’s the year of the dragon. The two-week festival marks the start of a new Lunar Year and a new animal in the Chinese zodiac for the next 12 months.
People all over the world will celebrate, often wearing red clothes, decorating their homes with red lanterns and taking part in traditional dragon dances.
According to Chinese astrologist and Feng Shui consultant Janine Lowe, this will be a year of change. While that might mean a rollercoaster 12 months, the change can also bring new opportunities.
If you’re born in the year of the dragon, which includes 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012, you’re in luck this year is looking like a good one for you.
Lowe says that often when people are born in the same year as the current animal, it can “sometimes be conflictual”, but this year the dragons have “this amazing power to be entrepreneurial and creative”.