Happy Loong Year! Feb 18, 2024

Chinese dragons(Loong) hold significant importance in Chinese culture as they are believed to have control over watery phenomena, such as summoning rain during a drought. They are prevalent in China, appearing in legends, festivals, astrology, art, names, and idioms.

The Dragon, as a Chinese zodiac animal, possesses a unique astrological personality and symbolism. The symbolism of the dragon is deeply ingrained in Chinese mythology and folklore. In Chinese culture, dragons are associated with imperial power, good fortune, control over weather and water, and a pioneering spirit. They are believed to bring good luck and prosperity to those who are deserving.

The Dragon Kings, according to Chinese legend, were the undisputed rulers of weather and water, including rainfall, waterfalls, rivers, and seas. Chinese villages have temples or shrines where people worship the Dragon Kings to seek blessings for good weather and harvests throughout the year. In pre-modern times, sacrifices were offered to appease the Dragon Kings and prevent flooding or droughts.

We Chinese people confidently identify ourselves as 'descendants of Yandi and Huangdi' and 'descendants of dragons'. Chinese culture abounds with references to dragons.

The Dragon is the fifth Chinese zodiac sign, part of the 12-animal cycle. If you were born in the years 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, or 2024, you belong to the Dragon zodiac sign and are known as Dragons. People born in a year of the Dragon have a confident, powerful, and esteemed personality.

May I ask when you were born?