The Chinese New Year on Jan. 23 kicks off year 4710 in the Chinese calendar, which is a Year of the Dragon. The legend goes that Buddha asked the animals to meet him for a New Year’s celebration and 12 showed up, so they were each assigned a year. He also said people born in those years would have some of those animal’s traits.
4710 is a Year of the Dragon, which means people born in this year and previous Dragon years are supposed to share the positive traits of being magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble,
direct, dignified, eccentric, intellectual, fiery, passionate, decisive,
pioneering, artistic, generous, loyal.
The negative Dragon traits include tactless, arrogant,
imperious, tyrannical, demanding, intolerant, dogmatic, violent,
Some famous Year of the Dragon celebrities include Susan B. Anthony, Florence Nightingale, Sigmund Freud, Shirley Temple, Salvador Dali, Mae West, John Lennon, Raquel Welch, Bruce Lee, Keanu Reeves, Orlando Bloom, Sandra Bullock, Al Pacino, Calista Flockhart, Courteney Cox, Freddie Prinze Jr., Gregory Peck, James Garner, John Leguizamo, Liam Neeson, Martin Sheen, Mary-Louise Parker, Nicolas Cage, Matt Dillon, Reese Witherspoon and Russell Crowe.