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Embracing the mythical creature

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As the Lunar New Year 2024 begins, it heralds the arrival of the Year of the Dragon. Among the 12 Vietnamese zodiac animals, the dragon holds a unique position as the only mythical creature.

Throughout various historical epochs, the dragon has consistently occupied a special place in the cultural and spiritual fabric of Vietnam. It has not only played a pivotal role in shaping and preserving Vietnamese cultural identity but has also been a key figure in promoting it. The image of the Vietnamese dragon permeates every facet of social life, from architectural designs to traditional attire, artistic creations, and vibrant festival activities. The dragon stands as a symbol of royalty, supernatural prowess, good fortune, and prosperity.

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