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Chinese Zodiac: Year Of The Dragon By Aaron Johnson, Joel Anderson, 2024

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The Dragon, also known as Loong, is the fifth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dragon is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol 辰, pronounced chen. The noble and illustrious Dragon, the Chinese zodiac’s fifth animal, is perhaps its most legendary member. The Emperor was puzzled when the Dragon did not come first in the great race across the river. The Dragon could, after all, easily fly across the river. The good-hearted Dragon had found a village on fire and had raced over to extinguish the flames before returning to the chase. As a result, he came in the fifth position and was designated as the fifth animal of the zodiac. Anyone born in the years 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, or 2024, was born under the zodiac sign of the Dragon. The Chinese zodiac is based on the Chinese lunar calendar, which starts in late January or early February. For example, in the year 2000, Chinese New Year fell on February 5th, so anyone born before that date was born in the Year of the Rabbit, not the Dragon Zodiac year. To celebrate Chinese New Year, and the year of the Dragon, the artists of Anderson Design Group have hand-rendered an original illustration in the fashion of vintage poster art. This classic design is available as a poster, print, canvas, mini canvas, metal sign, notecard, or postcard.

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