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The Year of The Dog!

The Year of The Dog!

February 16th, 2018
Before we begin, we’d like to wish you a Happy (Chinese) New Year!
Many of you might have not know this slice of information but the Chinese community celebrates their new year for a whole week!

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Their new year, falls on different dates and they follow the lunar calender to stay updated!

This spring festival is aimed at celebrating the lunar new year, which is when there is the start of a new moon.
The date of Chinese New Year actually changes each year but it will always fall some time between 21 January and 20 February.
Next year, the new year will start on the 5th of February, so the celebrations will start earlier than they are this year.

The Chinese believe that the colour red is for good luck so you might see red envelopes stashed with cash being passed around too!
In Chinese tradition, each year is named after one of twelve animals, which feature in the Chinese zodiac.
They are the: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
2018 is the ‘Year of the Dog’.
There is a tradition which says not to pick up a broom on the new year’s day, in case you sweep the good luck out of the door!

The new year celebrations begin by attending parties,eating delicious Chinese food, dancing at the parades and attending events!
The festivities continue for two weeks, finishing with a special lantern festival, which signals the end of the New Year celebration period.
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So, eat lots of Chinese today while watching Netflix!
Sounds like a sorted Friday night, right?
Also, here is how you can actually wish somebody today! chinese