Saturday, February 17- 10am - noon
- Open House & Taiji Open Practice - Learn more about what we offer
- Chinese Horoscope Readings - Find out what's predicted for you in 2018
- Arts & Crafts, Chinese Music & Calligraphy
- GateWay Prayer Flag Send-Off
China's Most Important Traditional Festival
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival in China, is China's most important traditional festival. It is also the most important celebration for families, and a week of official public holiday. The date of Chinese New Year is based on the Chinese lunar calendar; in 2017, it will begin on January 28 and be celebrated through February 4th.
The Year of the Dog
According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2018 is the year of the Dog and its characteristic word is ACTION! Chinese New Year in 2018 is on Friday, the 16th of February and ends on February 4, 2019. The Chinese Horoscope 2018 predicts that this year of the Brown Earth Dog is going to be a good year in all respects, but it will also be an exhausting year. The Chinese regard the dog as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, it symbolizes the coming of fortune.
In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year ( rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig) is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth…the year of 2018 meets element of Earth, so 2018 is a Earth Dog Year. The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the chinese zodiac. You are a “Dog chinese zodiac animal” if you are born in one of these years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018. Some of the traits of the dog include being loyal, friendly, energetic, fair, and cooperative.
Come to GateWay's Chinese New Year Celebration and get your personal horoscope reading for the Year of the Dog!