2012 is the Year of the Dragon, and will arrive on February 4, 2012. The Chinese New Year Day is January 23, 2012, the Lunar New Year of the Water Dragon, a once-in-a-60-yr occurance.
The Year of the Dragon is considered to be the luckiest in the Chinese Zodiac. In contrast to the European dragon, the Chinese dragon symbolized power, strength and good luck. The dragon also has power over water, such as rainfall, hurricanes, etc. It is the only Chinese Zodiac sign that is a legendary animal.
The dragon has been a symbol for the Emperor in many Chinese Dynasties, and the Imperial Throne was often referred to as the Dragon Throne.
Kung Hei Fat Choi: may prosperity be with you!