The Year of the Dragon

Local Worldwide Relocation wants to wish all of those, who celebrate, a wonderful start to the Chinese Lunar New Year! 新年好!

Saturday, 10. February ushers in the year of the Dragon (the Wood Dragon to be specific), which is the fifth animal of the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The year of the Dragon is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol 辰, pronounced chen and represents authority, prosperity, and good fortune. The Dragon is considered an auspicious and extraordinary creature, unparalleled in talent and excellence. It symbolizes power, nobility, honor, luck, and success and is thought to bring opportunities, changes, and challenges. Stay posted here on our Local Worldwide Relocation blog for the impact of the dragon in 2024 for foreign workers and companies wishing to hire from aboard.

I also wanted to keep you updated on the Dual Citizenship Act—last week the legislation passed in the Bundesrat. The Federal Council did not call the mediation committee or make any amendments to the law. With attached provisions otherwise unchanged, experts estimate that the law will be implemented in May,.

This time of year also symbols Karneval (here in the north it is called Fashing). Parades in Köln (Cologne) and other states will begin this week and runs through mid-February. This is also typically celebrated by children in daycare and elementary school. I am personally excited to see the sweet little faces of kids heading to Kita and school over the next week with glitter, wings, pirate hats and swords-ready for a fun day with friends of many cultures. Sometimes as expats, we have the pleasure of experiencing the cultural celebrations from our home country and our current country.   

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