Wondering what’s the animal for Chinese New Year 2018?

Chinese New Year in 2018 is on Friday, 16th February and ends with the Spring Lantern Festival on March 2nd, 2018.

The annual Chinese holiday is known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, and each year is represented by an animal.

2017 was the Year of the Rooster and 2018 will be known as the Year of the Dog.

In Chinese astrology each lunar year also has one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. As 2018 is Earth then this is the Earth Dog Year.

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The characteristic of the Dog are:

  • Dogs offer kind words, useful advice and always listen and lend a shoulder when needed.

  • They can often be deeply involved in others’ lives and are sometimes perceived as nosy.

  • Making others happy is more important to the Dog than wealth, money or success.

  • Determined individuals they want to master a new subject before moving on and usually finish what they start.

  • Dogs value friendships, are loyal, honest, trustworthy and reliable

  • They have strong morals and ethics.

  • For a Dog, a well-kept, organized home is very important. Keeping a clean home and helping at work stems from the Dog’s need to be active and involved.

  • With money they spend wisely, preferring practical items over luxury goods.

  • They also prefer saving money in case of future expenses.

  • Dogs can be temperamental, narrow-minded and stubborn.

  • They need downtime to assess things and make them right again.

  • Dogs need to learn to relax and be more rational.

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