If you haven’t already heard, and although I’m pretty sure you have, I’m still going to tell you anyway, 2018 is going to be the BEST. YEAR. EVER!
Why’s that you ask?! Ugh, come on, where have you been hiding?! After 12 lonnnnnnggg, painful almost-couldn’t bare-it years, this year is the year that a bunch of millennial babies finallllllllly graduate high school! That’s right, school is done, dusted, gone! But, let’s furget about that. You see, 2018 is the year of something much, much more impawtant (no offence year 12s) this year, is the year of man’s best friend – the much-awaited for, best year of all – the year of the dog!
That’s it! Make some noise! Excited pees on the rug might even be appropriate right now!
Chinese New Year is celebrated over two weeks, in line with the lunar calendar, which, if you’re anything like me, means a heck of a long pawty!
The celebration is based on the Chinese zodiac, and according to Asian astrology, your birth year (i.e the year the world got that little bit more pawsome) is represented by an animal; rooster, horses – even a rat!
But unlike a Kelpie to a Poodle, Chinese element theory believes that each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. So just like there’s different dog breeds, there’s different varieties of zodiac pupperinos too.
And it’s theorised that both the animal of the year that you are born, along with the element in which they represent, determine a lot about your personality and characteristics.
For instance, 2018 is the year of the Earth Dog – the first one since 1958! Anyone born in an Earth Dog year is expected to be communicative, serious, and responsible in the workplace.
But enough about that, let’s spend the next two weeks – and the rest of the year for that matter – celebrating man’s best friend, our four-legged mates, our pupperinos, where every year is the year of the dog.
How will you be celebrating Chinese New Year? Let us know in the comments below – and remember, a photo is worth 1000 words!