Chinese New Year – Dragon


Chinese New Year – the Year of the Dragon
Personality Traits
Occupying the 5th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Dragon is the mightiest of the signs. Dragons symbolize such character traits as dominance and ambition. Dragons prefer to live by their own rules and if left on their own, are usually successful. They’re driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. They’re passionate in all they do and they do things in grand fashion. Unfortunately, this passion and enthusiasm can leave Dragons feeling exhausted and interestingly, unfulfilled.
Dragons frequently help others, yet rarely ask for help. Others are attracted to Dragons’ colorful personalities. Deep down, Dragons prefer to be alone. Perhaps that is because they’re most successful when working alone. The preference to be alone can come across as arrogance or conceitedness, but these qualities aren’t applicable. Dragons have tempers that can flare fast!
Considering their hard-working nature, Dragons are healthy overall. They do get stressed and suffer from the common manifestations of it. Dragons could benefit from incorporating mild activity into their lives in order to calm and balance body and mind.
Dragons prefer leading to being led. Jobs that allow them to express their creativity are good choices.
Dragons will be in a love relationship, yet will not give up their independence. Their partners need to be tough-skinned. Dragons enjoy partners and friends who are intriguing, and when they find the right partners, they’ll usually commit to that person for life.
Water Dragons – Years 1952 and 2012
Water calms the Dragon’s fire. Water Dragons are able to see things from other points of view. They don’t have the need to always be right. Their decisions, if well-researched, are usually better since they allow other’s to become involved.
Celebrating Chinese New Year
The festival is celebrated grandly and extensively across the country, lighting fireworks, dragon dancing, lion dancing and other traditional performances, are arranged in parks and streets in cities and towns.
Chinese New Year is a time for families to be together. A reunion dinner is held on New Year's Eve, when Chinese food, including Chinese dumplings and spring rolls is eaten and presents are given, among others, Lucky Money to children with the hope it will bring them good luck.
Collected from Chinese publications.

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