To celebrate this there are street festivals taking place in Liverpool on Sunday 22nd January and in Newcastle-upon-
The Dragon is the most popular of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac and they are associated with strength, harmony and good luck. People born in this year are said to have magnetic personalities and are capable of spectacular success - although curiously none of the current BBC Dragon’s Den panel are actually Dragons. Such is the power of the tradition that in China the Year of the Dragon usually sees an increase in the birth rate.
Dragons are very goal-orientated and have an enormous self-belief, it is that self-belief that inspires others and gives them their charisma. Each year also has its own element and 2012 is a water dragon year, people born under this sign tend to be a bit more diplomatic and compassionate than other dragons.Famous dragons include Charles Darwin, John Lennon, Pierce Brosnan and The Crazy Dragon -
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