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- Chinese New Year -
2024 - The year of the Dragon

THE DRAGON
2024, 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952

The only mythological creature in the Chinese zodiac, the dragon epitomises the yang (male/warm) energy. Those with the dragon as their animal sign are lively people who are straight to the point, proud, full of enthusiasm and have great passion for life. They are dynamic and stand out in a crowd as they are flamboyant and tend to leave a blazing trail behind them, igniting passion in some, but also scorching others who fall to ride the wave with them. Dragons are also profoundly loyal to family and friends and think nothing of laying their lives down to protect their brood. Although sincere and honest, dragons are known to act first, think later, and suffer in leisure.

They can never keep their mouths shut, indulge in idle gossip and tend to believe they can take on just about anything. They can be eccentric and egotistical, demanding others to laugh at their jokes or laud that their actions. Intelligent and charismatic, but the dragon seldom applies its wisdom carefully and chooses to flirt with imagined grandeur instead.

Famous people born in the Year Of The Dragon:
Hun Sen, Rithy Panh, Al Pacino, Alexa Vega. Alexandre Pires, Bruce Lee, Calista Flockhart, Courtney Cox, Diana Krall, Fats Domino, Freddie Prinze Jr.,  Freud, Gregory Peck, James Gardner, Joan of Arc, John Leguizamo, John Lennon, Jorge Drexler, Jose Canseco, Keanu Reeves, Laura Harring, Liam Neeson, Martin Sheen, Mary Louise Parker, Matt Dillon, Nicholas Gonzalez, Nicolas Cage, Raquel Welch, Raul Julia, Reese Witherspoon, Ricardo Arjona, Russell Crowe, Salvador Dalí, Sandra Bullock, and Shirley Temple.

Health: Taking the hardworking nature of dragons into consideration, they are healthy in general. They may be stressed and suffer from periodic tension, for they like to embrace challenges and take risks. Old people born in a Chinese zodiac dragon year should pay more attention to liver and gall, blood, intestines and stomach, while the middle-aged and young people should care more about their skins. Yoga or taking a walk would be an effective way to keep healthy, as these activities can be good for their minds as well as their bodies.

Career: Dragons like to embrace challenges and take risks. Jobs that allow them to test themselves are good choices. Some good careers include: film producer, director, broker, priest, journalist, teacher, inventor, manager, computer analyst, lawyer, engineer, architect, and sales person.

The Best Love Match:    

Rat, Monkey and Pig
   
  Dragon and Rat: Best match in the Chinese Zodiac. Both are ambitious and adventurous. While the Rat will welcome the Dragon's dominance, the Dragon will admire the Rat's intelligence.
   
 

Dragon and Monkey: This is an exciting union. While the Dragon appreciates the Monkey's ingenuity, the Monkey admires the Dragon's courage and strength. It is worth to remember that the Monkey is the only Sign that can fool the Dragon.

   
  Dragon and Pig: Excellent complementary marriages. The dragon appreciates the Pig's support, and the Pig is sympathetic and understanding.
   

Words of Caution:    

The Dragon tends to have frequent conflicts with the Dog. Both have strong and unyielding characters that happen to be hard to relate to each other. The Dragon is too proud to accept the Dog's caustic comments and critical approach. The righteous Dog will not give up and compromised.

Yin/ Yang Yang
Directions: East, Southeast, South
Lucky Colors: Red, Pink, Blue, Purple, Dark Yellow
Lucky Numbers: 1, 6, 7
Lucky Flowers: bleeding glory-bower

 

The Chinese zodiac signs are determined by the lunar year in which you were born. The Chinese believe the animal ruling one's birth year has a profound influence on personality, and destiny.
The saying is: "This animal hides in your heart."

Years Corresponding to Chinese Zodiac Signs:

Rat 1900 1912 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008 2020
Ox 1901 1913 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009 2021
Tiger 1902 1914 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010 2022
Rabbit 1903 1915 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011 2023
Dragon 1904 1916 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012 2024
Snake 1905 1917 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013 2025
Horse 1906 1918 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014 2026
Goat 1907 1919 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015 2027
Monkey 1908 1920 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016 2028
Rooster 1909 1921 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017 2029
Dog 1910 1922 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018 2030
Boar 1911 1923 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019 2031

The date of the Chinese New Year is determined by the Chinese calendar, a lunisolar calendar. The same calendar is used in countries that have adopted the Confucian and Buddhism tradition and in many cultures influenced by the Chinese. Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the new year containing a new moon (some sources even include New Year's Eve) and ends on the Lantern Festival fourteen days later. This occurs around the time of the full moon as each lunation is about 29.53 days in duration. In the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year, on a date between January 21 and February 21.

Some web sites say the year 2017 is the 4717th Chinese year. If you cannot find the explanation, here is a possible answer for you: The Yellow King's inauguration was held in the spring of 2697 B.C. But the day that was used as the first day of the year was the winter solstice, which was around December 23rd, 2698 B.C. Today's January 1st meant nothing to the Yellow King. If we count that extra eight days in 2698 B.C., then year 2014 is the 4714th Chinese year

Chinese New Year Days: 

Year Chinese New Year begins Animal sign
     
2019 February 05 Boar
2020 January 25 Rat
2021 February 12 Ox
2022 February 01 Tiger
2023 January 22 Rabbit
2024 February 10 Dragon
2025 January 29 Snake
2026 February 17 Horse
2027 February 06 Goat
2028 January 26 Monkey
2029 February 13 Rooster
2030 February 03 Dog