1162SBP-Sunnybank-Plaza-Chinese-New-Year---WebTile-750x420-3Celebrate the Year of the Dog 2018 at Sunnybank! Join us as we celebrate from Wednesday 14th – Sunday 18th February at Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park. For event details, click here.

The Year of the Dog

Occupying the 11th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Dog symbolises character traits such as loyalty, compatibility and kindness. Those born under the sign of the Dog frequently offer kind words and useful advice. Dogs often become deeply involved in others’ lives and can been seen as nosy. Other people’s happiness is more important to the Dog than wealth, money or success.

Dogs are determined individuals; always wanting to master a new subject before moving on and always finishing what they start. Dogs value friendships; they’re loyal, honest, trustworthy and reliable and have strong morals and ethics.

A well-kept, organised home is a priority for a Dog. Keeping a clean home and helping at work stems from the Dog’s need to be active and involved. Dogs spend money wisely, passing on luxury goods in favour of practical items. Dogs also prefer to save for future expenses.

Dogs at times can be narrow-minded and stubborn. When this happens, the Dog needs time along to clear its head. Dogs can benefit by learning to relax and being more rational.

The Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese Zodiac is based upon a twelve year lunar cycle. Your sign is determined by the year in which you were born (to be accurate you must use a Chinese calendar). Each sign and those born under it, are represented by one of twelve animals, and are ascribed a set of attributes the Chinese believe comprise the nature of each particular animal.

Legend has it the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac were chosen by Buddha. When Buddha was near death he invited all the animals to visit him. Only 12 came: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, Goat (Sheep), monkey, rooster, dog and pig. For visiting him, Buddha honoured each by using them to represent the 12 phases of the Zodiac.

 

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