We're in the midst of the Chinese New Celebrations, with 2018 being the Chinese Year of the Dog.
For the Chinese - New Years Eve is no one night party. For them, New Year celebrations usually last for over 2 weeks! But like most Australians, Chinese families and friends also come together for a particular celebration event on New Years Eve. Then on Chinese New Years Day, the Chinese use the first day of the new year to actively and purposely clean their houses (and places of business) with the intent of sweeping away any bad fortune or energy - starting their New Year afresh.
Interestingly, Chinese New Year is not scheduled for a specific date each year. Its date is different every year as it's entirely dependant on the lunar cycle, but it does normally fall between the 21st January and the 20th February each year.
The Year and Animal of your birth are very important to the Chinese, as according to Asian astrology, both the year and animal of your birth can indicate a lot about your personality and traits. Who you are and how you are in the world. Chinese astrology indicates that people born in the year of the dog (1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and now 2018) will be serious, communicative and responsible.
I'll have to go check what Chinese astrological animal I am ...... I wonder if there's a seahorse?
See you on the beach