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Discovering Chinese New Year

Year of the Dog

Discovering Chinese New Year

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 Spring Festival is the largest annual holiday for most of the Chinese people. During the Chinese New Year, this is the best chance for them to return to their hometowns and families.

Charlie Clarkson, from China Daily will meet with the local people to experience the festival's preserved traditions, as the country begins to transform into a landscape of song, dance and celebration.


Artist uses ice cubes, food, branches to draw dog images

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201802/05/WS5a77bfc2a3106e7dcc13ac40_1.html

A photographer in Kaifeng city of Henan province showcased a series of creative dog images made by him to celebrate the Start of Spring, the first of the 24 solar terms in Chinese lunar calendar, which fell on Sunday. The images are made of tree branches, ice cubes and foodstuff. The artist drew the images to welcome the upcoming Year of the Dog.


Dog motif in art ahead of Spring Festival

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201802/02/WS5a741437a3106e7dcc13a6ef.html

Neolithic culture, which is said to have been inherited by residents of Dawenkou town in present-day Shandong province, is known as Dawenkou Culture.

A pottery pitcher with three legs called gui that was used for cooking in the earlier times, was crafted into various shapes.

One such dog-shaped pitcher of Dawenkou Culture is on display at an exhibition at the National Museum of China to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dog.

Dozens of other artifacts from the museum's own collection bearing the dog motif are also on show through March 30.

The exhibits are made of various materials such as clay, jade and paper, and include ink paintings showing ancient Chinese hunting, accompanied by dogs.

Also on show is a painting of a dog by Giuseppe Castiglione, an Italian missionary who served in the court of Emperor Qianlong during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).


Vivid dog images portrayed on stones

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201802/02/WS5a73bf43a3106e7dcc13a580.html

Art lovers from the Zhongyuan Oil Field in Puyang city of Henan province showcase their stone paintings. Images of dogs become alive on the stones, designed to welcome the upcoming Year of the Dog.


Lantern show held in Hebei province to welcome Chinese New Year

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201802/13/WS5a8288f3a3106e7dcc13c848.html

To welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year, Tangshan in North China's Hebei province is holding a lantern show in Nanhu Park.

The show started earlier this month and will last till March 15.

More than 90 groups of lanterns show different Chinese cultural elements, including the twelve Chinese zodiac signs, dragons and the history of Tangshan. Lantern shows are usually held in China during festive times.


Year of the Dog

https://chinesenewyear2018.com/zodiac/dog/

The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits. After, they set off to the party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. Thus, Dog became eleventh.

The Dog is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) xū (), and the hours 79 in the evening. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Dog is yang.

In China, it is still popular to name dogs Wàng Cái (旺财). It means prosperous wealth and comes from dogs barking sounds (旺旺—wàng wàng).

Honest and loyal, Dogs are the truest friends and most reliable partner.

Recent years of the Dog are: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Paired with the Celestial Stems (天干—Tiān gān), there is a 60-year calendrical cycle. Although xū is associated with earth, the years also cycle through the five elements of nature (五行—wǔ xíng).

Personality and characteristics

A Dog’s most defining characteristic is their loyalty. They will never abandon their friends, family or work. Honest and just, they are popular in social circles. Everyone needs a Dog friend for advice and help. They are also good at helping others find and fix their bad habits.

Despite how they act, they are worried and anxious inside. However, they will not let this stop them. Once they decide on something, no one can persuade them against it.

Earth   1958, 2018 These Dogs are stubborn and never give up. They aren’t very connected with the world and society. Though stubborn, they respect other perspectives. They believe that as long as they work hard, they’ll make it.

Men born in the Dog year are straightforward and genuine. They are energetic, though they’re more pessimistic inside.

Very opinionated, they’re always ready to correct others and defend their stance. It’s not that they want to show off. They just feel it’s necessary to help others realize their mistakes.

These men care deeply for their family. Their stubbornness fades in the face of their loved ones. They work to understand and compromise, resulting in a harmonious family life.

Women born in the Dog year are very cautious. They are indifferent towards people they don’t like, and don’t trust easily. But once they do, it’s permanent. They are intensely protective of their friends and family.

They are genial and independent. They love outdoor activities and being in nature. However, they are also hard workers and don’t give up until they succeed. Security and a stable income are her requirements for a career.

Compatibility

Most compatible with Dog: Rabbit, Tiger, Horse

Dogs are the most compatible with Rabbits. They’re attracted to the Rabbit’s kindness, while the Rabbit supports Dogs in the background.

Dogs are often pessimistic and needs a Tiger’s reassurance. Tigers also need a Dog’s loyalty. With Horses, both understand and respect each other’s opinions.

Least compatible with Dog: Dragon, Ox, Goat

Dogs and Dragons clash strongly and are the least compatible. Neither trusts each other and they have intense arguments.

There’s a cold relationship with Oxen. They have different interests and can’t interact smoothly. Dogs and Goats are able to tolerate each other, but there’s not much else.

Lucky things for Dogs

Colors: green, red, purple

Numbers: 3, 4, 9

Mineral: emerald

Directions of auspiciousness: north, northwest

Directions of wealth: southeast

Directions of love: south

Unlucky things

Colors: blue, brown

Numbers: 1, 7, 8

Careers fit for Dogs

Dogs are loyal and obey all orders. They put in their biggest effort to accomplish any task given to them. Because they aren’t satisfied with being worse than others, a competitive job would suit them well.

They are also sensitive to details and have strong reasoning skills. They see the dangers of being in a position of high status. This is why they’re willing to stay in the background and support others. They’d do well in a behind-the-scenes type of job. Dogs are observant and have strong morals. They judge everyone before deciding if the person is trustworthy. This makes them a good candidate for careers such as referees, lawyers and interviewers.

Health and lifestyle

Dogs are healthy overall, but the status of their health often has drastic changes. Though they seem resilient, it actually hides the symptoms that they may have. The smallest colds can put them in bed for days. Be wary of influenza and other contagious diseases during summer and autumn seasons

They should pay attention to their digestive system during their youth. Their biggest enemy is their unhealthy diet.

Once in the workforce, Dogs will constantly be busy. The stress will lead to headaches and migraines. In extreme cases, it can even lead to hysteria.

To create a strong base, Dogs should begin the habit of exercising early on. Taking breaks as needed and relaxing activities such as yoga are recommended.

Dogs in the Year of the Dog (2018)

The year of ones zodiac sign is their 本命年 (ben ming nian). It is traditionally the most unlucky year with trouble and danger lurking at every corner. There will be unforeseeable problems in work. The financial situation is quite risky. Dogs will also find it difficult to communicate with loved ones too.In order to not make things worse, Dogs should keep a low profile. Thinking before they speak and act is the key.

Career

There are many obstacles and arguments in the workplace this year. Other than working quietly, Dogs must try to interact well with others. Remember to defend but not attack. Financial luck is also poor this year. It’s not a good time to be greedy or ambitious.

Successful months are: Lunar March (April 16-May 14), April (May 15-June 13), September (Oct 9-Nov 7) and December.

The months with most work obstacles are: Lunar February (March 17-April 15), May, August (Sept 30-Oct 8) and October (Nov 8-Dec 6).

Education

It’s hard to concentrate on studies. Dogs will be distracted by other things and they’re grades will slip. They should also keep a low profile so they don’t attract bullies. Dogs should also be careful of safety during activities outside of class.

Health

Nothing too drastic happens to Dogs’ health in 2018. They should rest well to prevent fatigue and exhaustion. Other than that, Dogs should be careful of sharp objects, especially in June. They should also take care of their family’s safety.

Healthy months are: Lunar March (April 16-May 14), June (July 13-August 10) and September (Oct 9-Nov 7).

Months where Dogs must be careful with their health are: Lunar January (Feb 16-March 16), April (May 15-June 13) and October (Nov 8-Dec 6).

Relationships

The social life this year will be full of headaches. There are arguments both at home and outside. Dogs must communicate and resolve conflicts. Otherwise, they may find themselves alone by the end of the year.

The sweet months are: Lunar March (April 16-May 14), September (Oct 9-Nov 7) and December (Jan 6-Feb 4, 2019).

Months where relationship problems will easily occur are: Lunar February (March 17-April 15), June (July 13-August 10), July (August 11-Sept 9) and August (Sept 30-Oct 8).

Lifestyle

The directions of fortune and wealth for Dogs this year are the southeast, southwest and north. It would be the best to put the bed, worktable and sofa in these positions of the room. To avoid bad luck, do not put important furniture in the south and east.

Lucky numbers that will open the road to wealth are 4 and 6.

The lucky colors in 2018 are yellow, red and orange. Decorating the home or wearing these colors will help greatly with changing luck for the better. Colors to avoid are green and gray.

Overall, this is a year that Dogs must get through.

It’s the Chinese tradition to wear red underwear every day during their zodiac year. Dogs can try this to ward off the bad luck.

Once past this year, Dogs can continue on their steady and quiet road to happiness.


Chinese New Year Clothes

https://chinesenewyear2018.com/clothes/


The Year of the Dog 2018 — Fortune, Career, Health, and Love Prospects

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

 

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