The Chinese new year is a big event in Thailand. Many shoppers are all set for the big day day after. This new year is the year of the water snake. The year of the dragon will end today. Traditionally the new year is celebrated with fervor however, the negative image of the snake may not go well with decorators and toy makers. They have been working extra hard to make the snake look cute. Although it is the year of the snake, there will be a dragon parade tomorrow. you can see some pictures from Thailand. Most malls in Bangkok, Chiangmai and even smaller towns like Phitsanulok are stocked with Chinese sweets, discounts and special promotions. Visiting Tesco, Tops or Big C tomorrow is bound to be fun, even if it was just your regular grocery buying visit. This year is supposed to be good for people born under the snake sign in Chinese zodiac. Snake is considerate and kind.The Chinese lunar year does not begin on a fixed date every year. This year it begins on the 10th of Feb 2013. Most businessmen would have concluded import documents to sign in the Dragon year before the Snake year begins. It is not to say that the Snake year is not particularly good. It has its strengths, this year is likely to be good for those who had a not so good last year. The Snake is friendly with the Ox and the Rabbit. People born under these Chinese signs are likely to have a good time. It is also good for starting something new that requires methodical action and discipline to succeed. happy new year hisssssss.