Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year symbolizes a new start in one’s life, refreshing hopes for prosperity, wealth, and happiness.

Enjoy 15 days of celebration with your family and dogs incorporating Chinese traditions. 

~ Wishing you great happiness and prosperity ~
~ Gong hei fat choy~
~ Gong xi fa cai ~

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What is Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year marks the start of the new Lunar Year.

Chinese New Year’s importance is deeply rooted in the history of its people with many religious beliefs and traditions upheld to ensure good fortune for the coming year.

It is also the most important occasion for generations of families to reunite and spend time together.

As many Chinese families may be separated due to career choices, education opportunities, and general urbanization, this festival serves as the prime opportunity for everyone to gather.

What is the Year of the Dog?

The Chinese Year of the Dog is the eleventh year of the 12-year-cycle of Chinese Zodiac animals, finishing in second-to-last place to the Heavenly Gate. 

The old Chinese story behind this was that the Jade emperor ordered a race to select the 12 animals to be his personal guards. The animals arrived in the order of the cycle (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig)

Years of the Dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042.

What does the Dog symbolize in Chinese culture?

Dog is man’s good friend who can understand the human spirit and obey its master, whether he is wealthy or not. 

In Chinese culture, if a dog happens to come to a house, it symbolizes the coming of fortune.

Characteristics for those Born in the Year of the Dog

In Chinese culture, individuals born in the Year of the Dog are known to be honest, loyal, and friendly. They will go above and beyond for the people they care about, bringing a prudent and diligent approach that helps them go to great lengths to support others.

However, they can be temperamental and sensitive, sometimes suffering from mood swings.