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The history of Lunar new year-the year of Dragon 2024


Marco Polo describes a Mongolian Lunar New Year (White Moon) celebrated by Khubilai khaan in the 13th century during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). In book two, part one he writes: The beginning of their New Year is the month of February, and on that occasion, the Great Khan and all his subjects made such a feast as I now shall describe. It is the custom that on this occasion the khaan and all his subjects should be clothed entirely in white; so, that day, everybody is in white, men and women, great and small. And this is done so that they may thrive all through the year, for they deem that white clothing is lucky. On that day also all the people of all the provinces and governments and kingdoms and countries that owe allegiance to the Khaan bring him great presents of gold and silver, and pearls and gems, and rich textures of divers kinds. And this they do so that the Emperor throughout the year may have an abundance of treasure and enjoyment without care. And the people also make presents to each other of white things and embrace and kiss and make merry, and wish each other happiness and good luck for the coming year.
May the dragon bring you joy and bless you with good fortune in 2024

Marco Polo describes a Mongolian Lunar New Year (White Moon) celebrated by Khubilai khaan in the 13th century during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). In book two, part one he writes:

The beginning of their New Year is the month of February, and on that occasion, the Great Khan and all his subjects made such a feast as I now shall describe. It is the custom that on this occasion the khaan and all his subjects should be clothed entirely in white; so, that day, everybody is in white, men and women, great and small. And this is done so that they may thrive all through the year, for they deem that white clothing is lucky. On that day also all the people of all the provinces and governments and kingdoms and countries that owe allegiance to the Khaan bring him great presents of gold and silver, and pearls and gems, and rich textures of divers kinds. And this they do so that the Emperor throughout the year may have an abundance of treasure and enjoyment without care. And the people also make presents to each other of white things and embrace and kiss and make merry, and wish each other happiness and good luck for the coming year. # Lunar New Year


The Mongols of Genghis Khan used the twelve-year animal cycle to mark their chronology. The Secret History of the Mongols written in 1240 as well as many letters of the Khans extensively use the twelve-year animal cycle. On the Year of the Red Hare, Chinggis Khaan ascended and purified himself on the first day of the lunar new year, wore new clothes, paid respects to Heaven and Earth, bowed and greeted his mother Oelun, and took part in a ceremony in his palace. On the first day of the lunar new year of the Year of the Rat (1216), Genghis Khan distributed gold presents to people aged over 60.


#lunar new year# Astrology is organized according to 12 animal signs. One legend attributes the creation of the animal signs to the semi-mythical Yellow Emperor in 2637 B.C. According to another legend, the Lord Buddha summoned all the animals to come to him before he departed from Earth. Only 12 animals came to bid him farewell. As a reward he named a year after each other one in the order that they arrived. First came the Rat, then the Ox, the Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Thus, we have 12 signs today. Each 12 animals has its year in the cycle. The animal-ruling year in which you were born exercises a profound influence on your life. As they say, "This is the animal that hides in your heart".

Thus, 2024: Year of the Dragon – animal signs and Tsagaan sar occurs on February 10, 2024.


The Year of the Dragon begins on the Mongolian New Year, ending the Year of the Rabbit.  People born in the Year of the Dragon are traditionally thought to be enthusiastic, intelligent, lively, energetic, and innovative.
The dragon is one of 12 animals in the Mongolian zodiac, which is based on a 12-year cycle.

The dragon is one of 12 animals in the Mongolian zodiac, which is based on a 12-year cycle. The Year of the Dragon begins on the Mongolian New Year, ending the Year of the Rabbit.

People born in the Year of the Dragon are traditionally thought to be enthusiastic, intelligent, lively, energetic, and innovative.


2025: Year of the Snake

The following year in the Mongolian zodiac is the Year of the Snake, which starts on January 29, 2025, and ends on February 16, 2026, when the Year of the Horse begins.


What Year Is Which Animal?

The zodiac starts with the Year of the Rat and cycles continuously through the 12 signs.



Here comes the most interesting part.


 The Chinese zodiac is a cycle of 12 animal signs. Your birth year sign's attributes are believed to determine compatibility with other signs.
The Chinese zodiac is a cycle of 12 animal signs. Your birth year sign's attributes are believed to determine compatibility with other signs.

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