chinese-new-year1.jpgHappy 2012--the YEAR OF THE DRAGON !

Did you know? All Asian cultures, not just Chinese, celebrate Chinese New Year. It is also called Lunar New Year because all Asian cultures follow the lunar calendar, not the solar calendar, like we do the the west. The lunar calendar follows the moon phases, where a new moon marks a new month. How many of these cultures are Asian: Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Cambodian, Chinese? They ALL are!
Click here to: Find out about more Asian cultures.
Southeast Asia pictures: http://www.cseas2.niu.edu/PicDB/seeallpics.aspx
Maps, Facts, Famous Persons, and More of Asia: http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asmaps.htm
Countries of Asia by Area: http://geography.about.com/od/asiamaps/a/largest-countries-asia.htm



1) Click here to: Enter your birthday to find your Chinese Zodiac animal.

2) Click here for : History of the Chinese Zodiac

3) Click here for your name in Chinese characters: Chinese Names