THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON CELEBRATION ON CAPEL STREET
I returned at about 4PM and all the sushi had been sold even though stock was replaced three of four times.
It is claimed by some that there are typically marked spikes in the birth rates of countries that use the Chinese zodiac or places with substantial Chinese populations during the “Year of the Dragon”, because these births are considered to be lucky and have desirable characteristics that supposedly lead to better life outcomes. The relatively recent phenomenon of planning a child’s birth in a “Year of the Dragon” has led to hospital capacity issues. [I cannot verify this]
I was born in the Year of the Golden Tiger .
Generally, the year of the Golden Tiger falls into two, 2010 and 1950. The next gold tiger year will be in 2070. Those born in this year of the tiger are usually considered commanding, magnetic, and strongly valued. They are also family-oriented. Gold tigers, in particular, are regarded as enthusiastic and powerful but generous and manage to keep work and family clearly separated. A gold tiger rarely brings work home and is often considerate of family.
Sushi is a Japanese dish of prepared vinegared rice, usually with some sugar and salt, plus a variety of ingredients, such as vegetables, and any meat, but most commonly seafood. Styles of sushi and its presentation vary widely, but the one key ingredient is “sushi rice”, also referred to as shari, or sumeshi.