Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year 2018 – Year of the Dog

It’s the Year of the Dog 🐶 this year. It’s a bit late than usual, but the Lunar calendar says it’s in February this year. 😜 The Lunar calendar year is 4716. Actually quite fascinated that life has existed for so long and we’ve still not discovered alien existence. 😅 

Is there a Chinese/Lunar New Year story we could talk about this year? (I’ll say Lunar, as the new year is celebrated with other Asian countries like Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam). Well one story, which one of my Canadian friends reminded me about was the upside down Chinese character 福 (Canto: fuk (pronounced like foork… so don’t try and say the swear word!; Mando: fu). Here’s a short story I found on YouTube…

In short summary, during the Ming Dynasty, the Emperor was angry at the people who talked badly about him. His wife Empress Ma suggested that everyone should hang their 福 signs upside down to bring in happiness from the outside to the inside…

😉 Enjoy the holiday! Taking a day off on Monday. A well deserved break. 🐶🐕🐶🐕

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