Chinese New Year 2018 celebrates the Year of the Dog, the eleventh animal in the Chinese zodiac cycle, coming after the year of the Rooster and before the Year of the Pig.
According to the Chinese zodiac, dogs represent justice and equality, and are charitable figures who would sacrifice their own hopes, dreams and ambitions for the sake of others.
Faithful, honest, loyal and courageous, they are protective of others and a good judge of character.
If you were born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 or 2006, your Chinese zodiac sign is a dog. Each zodiac sign is linked with one of the five elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth.
Year of birth: 1934, 1994
Someone born in the Year of the Wood Dog is said to be a sincere, reliable and considerate person who understands the needs of others, while being patient and honest in everything they do. Their ability to communicate with others is strong, and so is their dedication to paying back others.
Year of birth: 1946, 2006
Straightforward, intelligent, introverted and hard-working, the fire dog has a sincere approach to everything they do. They are cautious in their approach and wont’act without seriously considering a situation.
Year of birth: 1958, 2018
Broad-minded, faithful, well-communicated and considerate, earth dogs are said to have an artistic spirit and always do their very best to finish their work. Their serious attitude gives them a strong chance of succeeding in life, while they generally have favourable luck in making money.
Year of birth: 1910, 1970
While metal dogs can become quite serious or anxious when things don’t go their own way, they are confident, straightforward and approach everything they do in a determined manner. They constantly speak their own mind and are always ready to help others.
Famous people born in the Year of the Dog:
Judi Dench, Elvis Presley, Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, Cher, Alan Rickman, Freddie Mercury, Madonna, Andrea Bocelli, Prince William.