The 2018 Chinese spring festival falls on Feb 15th. According to the 12 Chinese zodiac, 2018 is the year of dog, so don't be surprised if you see a lot of dog figures decorated in streets and shopping malls.
What is the 12 Chinese zodiac?
The Chinese animal zodiac, or shengxiao (born resembling), is a repeating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed attributes. Traditionally these zodiac animals were used to date the years.
In order, the 12 animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Each year is associated with a zodiac animal.
2018 is the year of the Dog. And people who was born in 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018 has the Chinese zodiac sign of dog. People who were born in the year of dog usually were considered loyal faithful and passionate.