Celebrated on the day of the new moon between late January and late February and commemorated with gifts wrapped in red paper, the Lunar New Year heralds the Spring Festival and a time of celebration in Chinese culture.

This February 16th begins the Year of the Dog. A year for lifestyle changes, a year to renew your motivation, to follow your passions and to ensure your health is a priority. A year for growth, development and energy, but also a year to stay true to yourself.

Lucky numbers for the year are 3, 4 and 9.

Lucky colours are red, green and purple.

Occurring every 12 years, those born in the Year of the Dog are good natured and hard working, volunteer oriented and always learning, kind, cautious, loyal and honest.

Past Dog Years are 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958.