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It’s the Year of the Dragon, and celebrations for the Chinese New Year are about to get underway; if you have been looking to make a change, this is the year!

 

Global (09 February 2024) – Chinese New Year Festivities kick off on the 10th of February when the Year of the Rabbit comes to an end and the Year of The Dragon starts.

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, this signals the beginning of spring and the start of a new year. New Year is the most celebrated Chinese holiday, observed worldwide and is marked by a week-long holiday, family reunions, and fireworks.

The year of the Dragon is a good one according to the Chinese Zodiac. The Dragon holds a significant place as an auspicious and extraordinary creature, unparalleled in talent and excellence. It symbolizes power, nobility, honour, luck, and success.

Zodiac Animals and What They Mean.

There are twelve zodiac animals, and they appear in a 12-year cycle. This is the order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

Years of the Dragon include 2036, 2024, 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964 and 1952. However, each of these years has been different. For example, this year is the Wood Dragon.

The zodiac years are always assigned an element, which means that the Year of the Wood Dragon will only happen every 60 years. According to China Highlights, the Wood Dragon will bring about opportunities, changes, and challenges. So if you are looking to shift your life, this is the year!

There are several predictions for this year, including opportunity, change and challenges but the most exciting is that it is predicted to be a year of fortune.

Bruce Lee is a famous Dragon, born in the year of the Golden Dragon. Others include Shakira, Sandra Bullock and Rihanna.

We hope these predictions come true for everyone, we could all do with a bit of fortune after the previous years of struggles. So, even if you do not celebrate the Chinese New Year, help spread good fortune by being kind to others. That is how it all starts!


Sources: China Highlights
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