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Happy Chinese Dragon Year

 (龙年吉祥如意。Lóng nián jíxiáng rúyì.) Wishing you success and good fortune this year of the Dragon.

The Year of the Dragon in 2024 is associated with the element of Wood. The combination of the animal sign (Dragon) and the element (Wood) designates the year as the Year of the Wood Dragon. The Lunar New Year will begin on 10 February in 2024. This marks the start of the Year of the Wood Dragon.

In traditional Chinese culture, the dragon typically embodies the qualities of power, nobleness, leadership, honour, luck, and success. In fact, the dragon is often considered the most highly revered zodiac animal of all. Many years ago, it was even commonly thought that the Emperors of enormous dynasties were reincarnations of dragons!

Dragons are associated with leadership, wealth and power in China. These mythical creatures are fascinating, so here are some interesting facts about Chinese dragons for you to enjoy!

  1. Chinese dragons come in many forms, such as a snake-like creature, a turtle-like or fish-like creature.

  2. It may come as a shock to you, but Chinese dragons don’t exist in real life! These mythical creatures are found in many paintings and people’s imaginations.

  3. As water-dwelling creatures, Chinese dragons live at the bottom of the seas, rivers and lakes.

  4. Chinese dragons are believed to control the weather, so they are blamed for causing natural disasters like tidal waves, storms and floods!

  5. Dragons appear in many Chinese proverbs and idioms, such as ‘A dragon among men’, which means someone who is very talented, or ‘Paint the dragon, dot the eyes’, which means adding the finishing touch to something.

Wishing you a very Happy Chinese New Year 2024.

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