Happy New Year (新年快乐). This Lunar New Year is the Year of the Dragon in much of Asia. In China, where the dragon is considered a national symbol, this year is considered especially auspicious, and many couples will attempt to have lucky children in the next twelve months. To Chinese moms, that’s not an unmixed blessing.
In other dragon-related news:
“Bill Would Create School Holiday for Lunar New Year,” Maria Newman, New York Times blog
“SpaceX plans to mark ‘Year of the Dragon’ with a big blast,” MSNBC
“How world’s search engines celebrate the Year of the Dragon,” Michael Cavna, Washington Post blog
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Image: “Chinese Dragon” by Sir Grafton Elliot Smith, 1919.
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