The Year of the Earth Dog began this Friday 16th 2018. This is the date the lunar calendar moves forward a year which means it’s celebrated not only as the Chinese New Year, but Tibetan Losar, Vietnamese Tet, Japan’s Shōgatsu, Korean Seollal and Mongolia’s Tsagaan Sar. All of these calendars put it as year of the Earth Dog, although it’s 2145 in Tibetan years and the year 4715 on the Chinese count!
However you call it, we want to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous year! Gong xi fa cai – Happy New Year!