Happy Chinese New Year!


Today, Friday the 16th of February marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year celebrations around the world for 2018.

In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year, the eleventh sign in the Chinese zodiac.

Years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030…

If you’re born in a Dog year, the following are deemed lucky for you:

  • Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9
  • Lucky colors: red, green, and purple
  • Lucky flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids

Whether born under the zodiac year or not, we expect people all over the world to participate in celebrations, by letting off firecrackers, ringing bells, watching traditional lion dances and gathering with both family and friends.

We would like to wish all of our patients and staff a Happy Chinese New Year and well wishes with good health, wealth and luck for 2018, the Year of the Dog!