Happy lunar new year – 2012

Welcoming the dragon

Happy lunar new year!

You might have noticed there’s been a lack of Go news recently?

There’s a good reason behind this hiatus as Korean and Chinese pros take a well deserved break to welcome in the Year of the Dragon, which begins on January 23, 2012!

This is the most important holiday of the year in many Asian countries and is a time to enjoy good food with family and close friends.

A water dragon

For those who are interested in details, the Chinese lunar calendar combines 12 earthly branches (the 12 animals) with 5 heavenly stems (similar to ‘elements’) to form a 60 year cycle.

2012 marks the start of the Year of the Water Dragon.

We wish all readers and pros a prosperous Year of the Dragon and hope that, wherever you are, you have good food and good company!

About Jing

Jing likes writing, and can occasionally be convinced to play a game of Go. Even though she doesn't play Go as often as she once did, she still enjoys following the professional Go scene and writing about it on Go Game Guru.

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  1. haha am a pig wealthy friendly etc…. pretty funny year 1995

  2. Happy Year of Dragon, everybody!