Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Year of the Dragon Symbolizes Courage, Hope for Koreans

Similarly to the Chinese, the Koreans view the Dragon as a symbol of courage and hope. During the time of the Joseon Kingdom the dragon was Dragon was a sign of authority and dignity within the royal family. Within the palace the dragon was the emblem of the king. He also wore royal robes with dragon designs on them. For commoners, it was believed that having symbols of the Dragon within one's home protected them from misfortune.

The National Folk Museum is holding "Special Exhibition: The Year of the Dragon" through February 27th to celebrate the Year of the Dragon this 2012. The purpose of the "dragon and dream" theme is to wish everyone good luck for the New Year!

To learn more about The Year of the Dragon and other Asian themes, please visit Fujimini Island, find Fujimini Island on Facebook, follow Fujimini Island on Twitter.

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