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Fun Facts about the Year of the Dragon:

Dragon Years:
1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952,1964,1976,1988, 2000 (January 23, 2012 - February 9, 2013)

Chinese Calendar Year: 4710

Corresponds to Western Sign: Aries

Famous People Born in Year of the Dragon: Bruce Lee, Joe Torre, Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Lenny Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon, Colin Farrell, Wynonna Judd, Pat Tillman, Raquel Welch, Anthony Weiner, Shirley Temple, John Leguizamo, Bill Walton and Russell Crowe.

Dragon Characteristics: Innovative, Brave, Passionate, Conceited, Self-Assured and Quick-Tempered.

Best Careers for Those Born in the Year of the Dragon: Inventor, Architect, Lawyer, Computer Analyst, Engineer, Sales Person, Politician, Broker.

'Lunar New Year' In-Language:
- in Chinese: "Chun Jie" (Mandarin for 'Spring Festival')
- in Chinese "Sun Nin" (Cantonese for 'New Year')
- in Vietnamese: "Tết Nguyên Đán" ('Festival of the First Morning')
- in Korean Sul Nal" ('New Year')

'Happy New Year' Greetings:
-in Chinese (Mandarin): Gong Shee Fa Tsai (Wishing you get rich)
- in Chinese (Cantonese): Gung Hay Fat Choy (Wishing you get rich)
- in Vietnamese: Chúc Mừng Năm Mới (Happy New Year)
- in Korean: Sae Hae Bok Man Ie Ba Due Se Yo (Get lots of luck)

Lucky/Special New Year Foods:
-Chinese: Dumplings, Rice Cake (called Nian gao)
-Korean: Rice Cake Soup (called Duk-kuk)
-Vietnamese: Rice Cake (called Bánh chưng)

Next Lunar New Year: Year of the Snake: February 10, 2013 - January 30, 2014.




Source: Multicultural Marketing News

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