The Year of the Dragon
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"More than 4,000 years ago, there were two large tribes and many smaller tribes in China. The tribes had animals as emblems. The two large tribes unified and chose the dragon as their symbol. In fact, the Han Chinese still call themselves the descendants of the Dragon.
In Chinese astrology the dragon was seen as a powerful almighty king because it was made up of different parts of animals such as a tiger, fish, snake and an eagle.
The Chinese dragon was not seen as a threatening evil being as we do in the west - rather a symbol of power, superiority and rule.
Still today, the Dragon is a revered symbol. You can see many sculptures and carvings of the dragon. Even today, the Chinese associate the dragon with power and wisdom.
In Chinese astrology a dragon person is special. Born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon they usually stand out as befits a dragon. They are powerful and wise." -The Year of the Dragon
I love this display!
I love the pastels!
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How adorable is this little guy?
Do any of you out there celebrate the Lunar New Year? It's so much fun :) I use to celebrate it all the time back home. I love the fireworks and the parades. This year it falls on my son's birthday, so it's extra special!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!