Apple is planning a “Red Friday” shopping event on Friday, Jan. 6, in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. Apple promises ‘amazing iPad, iPod and Mac gifts for everyone.”

The Dragon is one of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. It’s the only legendary animal in the group.

The Year of the Dragon will start on Jan. 23 and end on Feb. 9, 2013. The dates for the Chinese Horoscope coincides with the lunar calendar. The Chinese New Year will always fall somewhere between late January and mid-February.

— Dennis Sellers