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Year of the Dragon: Happy New Year ASCII Text Art

Updated on January 21, 2017

New for the Year of the Dragon - 2012


This year, January 23rd is the start of the Chinese New Year, the Spring Festival. I'm not Chinese, I've never been to China, but for me this year is especially nice because it is another year of the dragon. Each year of the Dragon comes once every twelve years. (The same for all of the Chinese zodiac signs, each comes only every twelve years).

I am hoping this year of the Dragon will be a good year for me. Challenges, changes and goals met are all things I hope to find along the way.

There are at least a thousand ASCII art dragons. I have put off pulling all of them together for this post, since January started. I have some personal favourite ASCII art dragons, then there are those which have historical meaning (from the early days of ASCII art in the newsgroups) and then there are dragons which must be seen for their craftsmanship or the cleverness of the design. Picking through all the ASCII art dragons has taken a whole day.

To create something for the Chinese New Year just use the image file of the ASCII art dragon (almost all of them are individual files) and add the text you want.

Happy New Year (again).

Happy Year of the Dragon!

Smaller sized dragons.


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    • angie ashbourne profile image

      angie ashbourne 5 years ago

      Hi! That Grrl Happy Chinese New Year, I really enjoy your ASCll Hubs. Angie

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      Laura Brown 5 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      Thank you. :)

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Great hub and Happy Chinese New Year to you!