Chinese New Year 2018
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
The Year of the Dog
Chinese New Year is celebrated by people around the world. It is a chance for people to come together to wish each other prosperity and peace. Many streets and homes will be decorated and parades will be held.
Each year marks a new Chinese Zodiac and 2018 is the Year of the Dog. The dates for Chinese New Year differ each year as it is based on the lunar calendar and normally falls between 21 January and 20 February.
The Chinese Zodiac runs on a cycle of 12 years, with each year denoting one of the 12 animals. The 12 animals are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. 2018 is the year of the dog.
Strengths of people born in the year of the dog are courage, loyalty, and responsibility. Weaknesses are said to be stubbornness and sensitivity.
Celebrities born in the year of the dog are Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin, Jane Goodall, and Uma Thurman.