Canthan New Year 2012

 The Year of the Dragon is upon us—it’s time for the annual  Help honor the Celestial Dragon, a mythical reptile that will descend from the sky to bestow good luck upon the populace for all of 2012—but only if the traditional New Year’s feast meets the tiny dragon’s high standards!

The 2012 Canthan New Year Festival begins at noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 and will end at noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Monday, February 6th, 2012. On Sunday, February 5th, the Celestial Dragon will appear in every three hours to sample Canthan cuisine. The Dragon’s feast culminates in dancing, fireworks, a shower of gifts, and special prizes for festival-goers—but only if the Dragon is satisfied with the offerings! Ensure the Dragon’s blessing of good fortune by helping prepare dishes for the feast.

In addition to the great feast, you can explore the , embark on a variety of festival-themed quests, and visit the wandering Fortune Teller for a glimpse of your destiny. Enjoy a good game of chance? Try your luck and test your skill in the  ! Those who are feeling slightly more combative can visit the all weekend long for some all-out dodgeball action. Canthans living abroad won’t be left out:  will also host smaller celebrations, complete with traditional New Year’s decorations.

Mark your calendars and help the Celestial Dragon ring in the new year, Canthan-style!