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2/15/2013-- It might not be easy to think of a nice wish for this zodiac year, but the reptile is an important part of Chinese culture.

As a tradition, Chinese people greet each other with propitious words - to which the zodiac animals are usually related - during
Chinese New Year. Some years are easy, such as the Year of the Tiger, which represents power and strength. Sheng long huo hu, or "vital dragon and vigorous tiger" in Chinese, is often used to describe people who are energetic and full of life. The Year of the Ox is connected with being productive and successful, as the animal represents hard work, or simply a bull market

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