Today welcomes Chinese New Year 2018, the year of the Dog! In the Chinese zodiac, the Dog is a true companion, associated with “loyalty, honesty, intelligence”, and a strong sense of right and wrong. This year of the Dog may see people fighting for the causes they believe in.

People born in the year of the Dog have a birthday as below:

Dog YearStartEnd
2018February 16, 2018February 4, 2019
2006January 29, 2006February 17, 2007
1994February 10, 1994January 30, 1995
1982January 25, 1982February 12, 1983
1970February 6, 1970January 26, 1971
1958February 18, 1958February 7, 1959
1946February 2, 1946January 21, 1947
1934February 14, 1934February 3, 1935

 

And depending on which year, you may be a Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold or Water Dog:

Type of DogYear of BirthCharacteristics
Wood Dog1934, 1994Sincere, reliable, considerate, understanding, and patient
Fire Dog1946, 2006Intelligent, hardworking, and sincere
Earth Dog1958, 2018Communicative, serious, and responsible in work
Gold Dog1910, 1970Conservative, desirable, cautious, and always ready to help others
Water Dog1922, 1982Brave and self-centered, even seemingly selfish; well-versed in dealing with financial issues

*Source: https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/dog.htm

 

Famous people who have birthdays in the year of the dog include Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Prince William, Mariah Carey, Madonna, and Winston Churchill, amongst many more. Those born in the year of the dog are said to have the following luckiest things:

  • 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 colors: red, green, and purple
  • Lucky flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids
  • Lucky directions: east, south, and northeast
  • Lucky months: the 6th, 10th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

Other Zodiac animals include:

  • Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
  • Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
  • Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
  • Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
  • Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
  • Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
  • Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
  • Goat: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
  • Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
  • Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
  • Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
  • Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971

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Happy New Year!

Team GlobeUs

 

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