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February 07, 2018

Gung Hay Fat Choy: The Lunar New Year

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The Chinese zodiac assigns an animal for every year, cycling through 12 animals, one per year. Your birth animal has strong meaning and is often linked to your personality and overall character. Those born in 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, and 1958 etc. are also Dogs so this might apply to you! The eleventh of all twelve Asian zodiac animals; Dogs are often serious creatures and communicative individuals that exhibit qualities of honesty and loyalty. Predominantly defined by their loyalty, those that are represented by the year of the Dog are most compatible with the Rabbit, Tiger and Horse zodiacs, so keep that in mind when picking your special Valentine’s date!

The culturally diverse and empowering city of Toronto will certainly feature Chinese New Year celebrations for all to participate in! There are a few things you can do to join in on celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog. Foremost, Chinatown is always holding Lunar New Year celebrations, including traditional and culturally infused performances featuring the iconic dragon dance! Several GTA malls take part in the festivities, namely Mississauga’s Square One as well as Pacific Mall.

 Join us in celebrating the upcoming Lunar New Year in Toronto. Gung Hay Fat Choy!