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Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival in China, is China’s most important traditional festival.

It is also the most important celebration for families, and a week of official public holiday.

The Date of Chinese New Year Chinese New Year 2018 is on Friday 16th February.

The date of Chinese New Year is based on the Chinese lunar calendar, not the Gregorian calendar, but is always somewhere in the period from January 21 to February 20.

Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one.

He announced that the people born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality.

2018 is a Year of the Dog.

In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year.

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

The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Rooster, and before the Pig.

If you're born in a Dog year, you're a Dog, and the following are deemed lucky for you:

• Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9
• Lucky colors: red, green, and purple
• Lucky flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids The Luckiest Things for Dogs
• Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9, and numbers containing them (like 34 and 49)
• Lucky days: the 7th and 28th of every Chinese lunar month
• Lucky months: the 6th, 10th, and 12th Chinese lunar months
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