Chinese Newyear
--  2018  Year of the Dog
--  2019  Year of the Pig
--  2020  Year of the Rat
--  2021  Year of the Ox
--  2022  Year of the Tiger
--  2023  Year of the Rabbit
--  2024  Year of the Dragon
--  2025  Year of the Snake
--  2026  Year of the Horse
--  2027  Year of the Goat
--  2028  Year of the Monkey
--  2029  Year of the Rooster
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Chinese New Year
2018 - The year of the Dog

16th of February 2018

A very special year

2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958

16th of February 2018

Those born under auspices of the dog are honest, friendly and trustworthy. They are protective, generous in their love and have a strong sense of justice. They are also intuitive, good judge of characters and are able to figure out human nature almost instantly.
Diplomatic they may be but they are equally fast with their razor sharp barbs when slighted. Like the animal itself, they are homebodies who care deeply for their families above else. On the negative side, dogs can be overly judgmental and self-righteous. Nothing is good enough for the. Their eternal quest for the right way at times ends in all consuming depression or disappointment. Dogs find it hard to compromise and may refuse to get off their high horses.

Famous people born in the Year Of The Dog:

Justin Bieber, Lee Chong Wei, Michael Jackson, Prince, Mother Teresa, Sophia Loren, Donald Trump, Madonna, Alec Baldwin, Abdul Razak Hussein, Dolly Parton, Ana Torroja, Andie MacDowell, Andrea Bocelli, Angela Bassett, Benjamin Franklin, Bill Clinton, Cheech Marin, Christiane Amanpour, David Niven, Diane Keaton, Ethan Hawke, George Gershwin, Herbert Hoover, José Carreras, George W. Bush, Judi Dench, Julieta Venegas, Julio Franco, Kevin Bacon, Irene Fernandez, Norodom Sihanouk, Lina Romay, Linda Ronstadt, Lino Martone, Liza Minelli, Lorenzo Lamas, Luis Aparicio, Luis Miguel, Madeleine Stowe, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Prince William, Queen Latifah, Reggie Martinez Jackson, Roberto Clemente, Sharon Stone, Shirley MacLaine, Socrates, Susan Sarandon, and Tommy Lee Jones.

Health: Overall speaking, dogs enjoy good health for they are happy all of the time. Dogs are active doing sports, so they are resilient to fight illness, such as colds, coughs, and fever. In heavy work and frequent social activities, in addition to proper excise, they should pay attention to having enough rest, which will benefit both physical and mental health. Since dogs are not crazy about seeking for money and power, they feel less stressed and tense at work and in life.

Career: Due to loyalty in personality, dogs tend to choose a career on the principle of servicing others. Dogs are seen as valuable employees, as they work heart and soul at their tasks. They are easy-going and kind, and always are ready to alleviate the workload of others, which make them very popular in their work circle. Recommended careers for dogs include businessman, doctor, police officer, scientist, counselor, interior designer, professor, politician, priest, nurse, clerk, and judge.
Dogs are often seen as valuable employees, work well as a member of a team, and are also able to become an accessible leader. financial adviser, bank manager, accountant, soldier, fireman, security guard, and police officer

The Best Love Match:    

Horse and Tiger
  Dog and Horse: They will make a happy couple. Both respect each other and value loyalty highly.

Dog and Tiger: They have mutual respect to each other. When a balanced and harmonic relationship is established, they will adventure together to achieve a long term success.


Words of Caution:    

The Dog tends to have frequent conflicts with the Dragon. Both have strong and unyielding characters that happen to be hard to relate to each other. The Dragon is too proud to accept the Dog's caustic comments and critical approach. The righteous Dog will not give up and compromised.

Yin/ Yang: Yang
Lucky Directions: East, South, Northeast
Lucky Colors: green, red, purple
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 8
Lucky Flowers: Rose, Cymbidium Orchid
Lucky Months: the 6th, 10th, and 12th Chinese lunar months
Lucky Days: the 7th and 28th of every Chinese lunar month

The Chinese zodiac signs are determined by the lunar year in which you were born. The Chinese believe the animal ruling one's birth year has a profound influence on personality, and destiny.
The saying is: "This animal hides in your heart."

Years Corresponding to Chinese Zodiac Signs:

Rat 1900 1912 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008 2020
Ox 1901 1913 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009 2021
Tiger 1902 1914 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010 2022
Rabbit 1903 1915 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011 2023
Dragon 1904 1916 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012 2024
Snake 1905 1917 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013 2025
Horse 1906 1918 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014 2026
Sheep 1907 1919 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015 2027
Monkey 1908 1920 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016 2028
Rooster 1909 1921 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017 2029
Dog 1910 1922 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018 2030
Pig 1911 1923 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019 2031


The date of the Chinese New Year is determined by the Chinese calendar, a lunisolar calendar. The same calendar is used in countries that have adopted the Confucian and Buddhism tradition and in many cultures influenced by the Chinese. Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the new year containing a new moon (some sources even include New Year's Eve) and ends on the Lantern Festival fourteen days later. This occurs around the time of the full moon as each lunation is about 29.53 days in duration. In the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year, on a date between January 21 and February 21.

Chinese New Year Days 
Year Chinese New Year begins Animal sign
2018 February 16 Dog
2019 February 05 Pig
2020 January 25 Rat
2021 February 12 Ox
2022 February 01 Tiger
2023 January 22 Rabbit
2024 February 10 Dragon
2025 January 29 Snake
2026 February 17 Horse
2027 February 06 Sheep
2028 January 26 Monkey
2029 February 13 Rooster
2030 February 03 Dog

Chinese New Year is an annual celebration marking the start of the new year according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar. Chinese New Year always falls in the months of January or February, and each Chinese new year is represented by 1 of the 12 creatures of the Chinese Zodiac. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival, and in pre-modern times it would signal to farmers in China that they must begin preparation for the sowing of their fields.

 "The Spring Festival was the product of an agrarian society.
The people who were farmers would plant in spring, harvest in autumn, relax a little in summer and rest in winter.
The seasons thus became a living cycle and the harvests were dependant on nature.”

(Qi Dongye and Lu Xianwen)





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