ATLANTA -- If you've never celebrated the Chinese New Year, be sure to do it in style next year with Mandarin Oriental Atlanta.
Part of the luxurious 580-foot skyscraper was elegantly transformed with authentic red and gold lanterns, ornate candles and other traditional Chinese decorations.
For the Chinese, this celebration is the most important of the year symbolizing the Earth’s new beginning. The Chinese culture utilizes a lunar calendar based on the moon’s cycle to create its zodiac signs and twelve animals to represent the 12 signs of the Chinese horoscope.
The spirit of the horse is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos -- making constant efforts to improve themselves. It is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able.