Year of the Dog
2018 is the Year of the Dog according to the Chinese zodiac. … The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a twelve-year cycle, related to an animal sign. These signs are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
Years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030… If you’re born in a Dog year, you’re a Dog, and the following are deemed lucky for you:
- Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9
- Lucky colours: red, green, and purple
- Lucky flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids
Dog is the symbol of loyalty and honesty. People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They are honest, friendly, faithful, loyal, smart, straightforward, venerable and have a strong sense of responsibility.
DINING AT COOKE’S RESTAURANT & BAR
For Chinese New Year we are celebrating at Cooke’s Restaurant & Bar at the Fable Auckland by offering a Steamed bun with braised beef and pickle combo with a beer for $10 until the end of this month, this offer is available from 4pm until 7pm simultaneously with the Happy Hour offers which are Summer Cocktails for $10 each and house red and white wine for $10 each as well.
Turndown service at the Fable Auckland will include gold coin chocolates – this symbolizes good wishes and good luck for the New Year.
LEMON ICE TEA
We welcome all guests arriving at the Fable Auckland during Chinese New Year with a freshly made Lemon Ice Tea.
GUNG HEI FAT CHOI
The phrase “Happy New Year” in Chinese is “Gung Hei Fat Choi” or “May You Have Good Fortune.”