Chinese New Year 2018 – Year of the Dog.

The Chinese New Year period in 2018 runs from Friday February 16, 2018 (New Year’s Eve)

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.

Traditional celebrations usually occur from Chinese New Year’s Eve, which falls on the final day of the final month of the Chinese calendar, through to the Lantern Festival, which occurs on the 15th day of the first month. As a result, Spring Festival is the longest festival or celebration in the Chinese calendar.

 

2018 is a Year of the Dog. In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year.

Years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030… The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Rooster, and before the Pig.

Five Types of Dog; Which One Are You?

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. For example, a Wood Dog comes once in a 60-year cycle.

It is theorized that a person’s characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac animal sign and element.

So, there are five types of Dogs, each with different characteristics:

Wood Dog 1934, 1994                   Sincere, reliable, considerate, understanding, and patient

Fire Dog 1946, 2006                        Intelligent, hardworking, and sincere

Earth Dog 1958, 2018                     Communicative, serious, and responsible in work

Gold Dog 1910, 1970                      Conservative, desirable, cautious, and always ready to help others

Water Dog 1922, 1982                   Brave and self-centred, even seemingly selfish; well-versed in dealing with
financial issues

The Dog’s Personality: Loyal, Honest…

Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent. Due to having a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity, Dogs will do everything for the person who they think is most important.

As Dogs are not good at communication, it is difficult for them to convey their thoughts to others, therefore Dogs tend to leave others with the impression that they have a stubborn personality.

Born with a good nature, Dogs do not tend to be criminals or seek dishonest gains. They just need a quiet life and a good family and therefore forget the ugliness and evil on Earth.

Dogs are always ready to help others and do not care about their own interests, but if they find themselves betrayed by cunning people they will feel shocked and hurt.

When thrown into doubt, Dogs think the world is evil and complicated. Then they criticize sharply when giving comments on something, and infer all things are according to their pessimistic point of view.

The Luckiest Things for Dogs

Lucky numbers:                                3, 4, 9, and numbers containing them (like 34 and 49)
Lucky days:                                        7th and 28th of every Chinese lunar month
Lucky colours:                                   red, green, and purple
Lucky flowers:                                   rose, cymbidium orchids
Lucky directions:                              east, south, and northeast
Lucky months:                                  6th, 10th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

Famous Dogs

Winston Churchill                           Mother Teresa
Elvis Presley                                     Bill Clinton
Donald Trump                                 George Bush Jnr
Steven Spielberg                             Madonna
Michael Jackson                              Justin Bieber

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