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On This First Day of the Chinese New Year – A Message for all our Friends and Blog Family, Regardless of Ancestry:

Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all of the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal’s year would have some of that animal’s personality.

This New Year 2024 is the Year of the Dragon. What does Year of the Dragon signify? It represents positive qualities such as power, strength, good luck, and wisdom. The Chinese dragon is considered a celestial and divine creature, with the ability to control natural elements such as wind and water.

Many believe being born in a year of the dragon is the best possible outcome for a person. Fame and fortune are coming the way of dragons in 2024, especially when surrounded by the lucky colors of silver and gold.

At Chinese New Year celebrations people wear red clothes, decorate with poems on red paper, and give children “lucky money” in red envelopes. Red symbolizes fire, which according to legend can drive away bad luck.

During this 15-day holiday period, we wish all of our blog visitors of Chinese ancestry, and all of our other friends, family, visitors and readers, as well, a New Year full of good fortune, good cheer and good health.

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