Products with Dragon Images Selling Well
In anticipation of the incoming Year of the Dragon, products that have images of dragons have been selling well around the city. Products can range from stamps, statues, clothes and gold products. China Post has recently released a stamp with a dragon image with a value of 1.2 yuan, but is currently being sold to collectors for 178 yuan.
Among the 12 Chinese zodiac signs, the dragon is the only mythical creature among them and is also believed can drive away disasters. The Year of the Dragon is also a year were couples agree to have a baby, and hospitals usually see an increase in the number of pregnancies during this year. Dragons are known to represent rulers and power during the old times and many couples believe that having a baby under the dragon zodiac will bring their children a promising future.
Chinese scholars that researches on folk culture, said that the Chinese people’s worship of the Dragon have become more fervent since Chinese influence have been increasing around the world. Many considers the dragon a symbol of Chinese culture.