2012, Year of the Dragon

Well, it’s almost Chinese New Year, and this new one is the year of the dragon. It didn’t escape too many Chinese designers’ notice that it’s pretty easy to turn a “2” into a dragon, so lately we’re seeing a lot of designs like these:


2012, Year of the Dragon


Here’s one that’s a little different:


Not as fun as last year, though! I’m still not a huge fan of this holiday, and it’s getting harder and harder for this country’s residents to go home to it celebrate it properly, but it’s still an interesting time of year.

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年好! (The new year starts Monday.)


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. 龙年快乐!

  2. Shouldn’t they display the actual chinese year instead of 2012? being that we are talking about a specific calendar and not the Gregorian?

  3. I read some interesting stuff on the New York Times about how stressful this time of year can be for young Chinese-Americans who want to go to back to China, but have to deal with long and complicated travel plans. What kind of Chinese New Year festivals happened here in the US?

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