A few years ago I decide to start a new thematic stamps collection dedicated to the topic of the Chinese New Lunar Year.

This blog have now the objective to share with all of you this new thematic stamps collection initiated in 2007 with the Year of the Rat.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sun Nin Fy Lok! Xin Nien Kuai Le!

The first is Cantonese; the second, Mandarin. Both are literally "New Year Happiness!" or "Happy New Year!"

According to the Chinese Zodiac, there are five elements of the dragon; Metal Dragons – 1940 and 2000, Wood Dragons – 1904 and 1964, Fire Dragons – 1916 and 1976, Earth Dragons – 1928 and 1988, and Water Dragons – 1952 and 2012.
According to Chinese tradition, the Dragon is the mightiest of the signs and it occupies the fifth position of the Chinese Zodiac.
Each type of dragon has specific attributes, but those born under the Water Dragon sign are said to be able to see things from other points of view.

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