2024 Year of the Dragon

February 8, 2024

Chinese New Year falls on Saturday 10 February. Welcome to the Year of the Dragon! This momentous occasion, lasting 16 days from New Year's Eve to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day, holds immense significance in Chinese culture as well as in many other countries around the world. 

The Chinese zodiac, comprised of 12 animals, designates each year with unique characteristics associated with the respective animal sign. 2024 marks the Year of the Dragon, the mythical and legendary fifth sign. Previous Dragon years include 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, and 2012.

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People born in the Year of the Dragon are believed to possess qualities such as intelligence, courage, enthusiasm, and charisma. They are natural leaders with a flair for innovation, and their ambitious nature propels them to achieve great things. Dragons are charismatic individuals who inspire those around them, making them highly respected in Chinese culture.

Lucky things for Dragons:

Unlucky things for Dragons:

The Dragon sign is said to be most compatible with the Monkey and Rat signs, forming harmonious and dynamic partnerships. However, they should exercise caution when interacting with Dog and Rabbit signs.

As individuals born under the Dragon sign exhibit diverse personalities and traits influenced by the five elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water – their uniqueness adds depth to the rich tapestry of Chinese culture.

Famous people born in the Year of the Rabbit:

From all at Babel, we wish every Dragon a happy, healthy and prosperous Chinese New Year!

To find out how you can work more effectively with your Chinese colleagues, clients or suppliers please get in touch for sample course outlines for Chinese Mandarin or Cantonese language programmes or Chinese cross-cultural workshops. All our courses are tailored to suit your needs currently delivered ‘live’ online.


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