|Water Dragon by Conejo Blanco|
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Holiday For 2012 Chinese New Year
It's official, January 23, 2012 is declared a special nonworking holiday under the Malacañang Palace proclamation 295. A good entry for the year of the Black Water Dragon. Honestly, I haven't known it since yesterday when an office mate told me that our meeting was moved to Tuesday. Maybe I was not just expecting it since it wasn't a holiday in the past years. Now, we will be celebrating another new year for 2012, this time based on the calendar used by our Filipino Chinese brethren. More, it falls on a Monday giving us a longer weekend... Yes!!!
Just a short information why it is called a Black Water Dragon year. In a Chinese five element astrology calendar (fire, earth, metal, water and wood), 2012 is the year of the water dragon. And for them, water is related to the color black. And just for the trivia, the other elements corresponding colors are the following: fire-red, earth/soil-brown, metal-white/golden, and wood-green.
The Chinese astronomers believed that this year will have a lot of unexpected things happening as that of the characteristics of a dragon to be unpredictable and untouchable. So, they say that you might be lucky or you may not depending on the type of element you belonged to and what your lucky element is from the astrology birth chart for this year. There's nothing wrong in believing to things that could serve as guide to your life, but we must not fully rely on these since no one really sees what the future holds for us. We make our own destiny and everything that happens to our life is due to the decisions we choose. The future is in the hands of our Heavenly Father. It is a part of His great plan for each of us even before we were born. We must have faith in Him that in everything that happens in our lives , there is a reason behind and He does not abandon us even for a second.
To our Chinese brothers and sisters, we celebrate with you in this special occasion, Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!!! Yahweh bless.