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Year of Dragon – Hongkong

Year of Dragon - Hongkong

The use of animals to mark the 12 components of the Lunar New Year cycle originates from the Chinese Lunar Calendar, dating back more than 2,000 years. The 12 symbolic animals are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. …

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Year of Dragon – Azerbaijan

Year of Dragon - Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Post has issued a dragon stamps to mark the Chinese Lunar New Year to celebrate the upcoming year of the dragon. The year 2012 is the Year of the Dragon. In classical Western literature, the dragon is always regarded as a threatening evil creature …

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Year of Dragon 2012 – Estonia

Year of Dragon 2012 - Estonia

According to the Chinese zodiac calendar the New Year falls on January 23 when the Year of the Dragon begins. The dragon, the only animal of the Chinese zodiac year that is not real, is a creature of special significance for Chinese people. The dragon …

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Lunar year of the Dragon – Macau

Lunar year of the Dragon - Macau

Macau post issued a set of stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Dragon in five elements. Water Dragon – The water dragon is a kind of Marine Dragon, which is a member of the popular dragons and along with the current dragons. The character of …

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Year of the Dragon – Canada

Year of the Dragon - Canada

Thinking of dragons may conjure up fire-breathing, serpent-like beasts of fantastic legends, but in many Asian cultures, these magical, mythical creatures are benevolent, associated with wisdom and longevity. They are revered for their influence over the primal forces of nature; for example, the Chinese water …

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Year of Dragon 2012 – Christmas Island

Year of Dragon 2012 - Christmas Island

Australia post issued the 2012 Lunar New Year – Year of Dragon stamps featuring the Paper cut motifs and revered Dragon from Chinese legend. The Year of Dragon is considered the luckiest and those born in that year are likely to be brave, tempestuous, powerful, …

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Zodiac Series Dragon – Singapore

Zodiac Series Dragon - Singapore

There are a total of 12 animal signs in the Chinese calendar based on five cycles of 12 years each, with each cycle tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. According to Chinese astrology and belief, the …

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