The 2018 Chinese New Year began on February 16 and is expected to last for fifteen days. While you might not be in China to celebrate, there are still ways to get into the spirit on QueeryMC! Pick up a special lunar tea at Qbucks and head over to the oriental tower and submerse yourself in the festivities! Gǒunián jíxiáng! 2018 is the year of the dog on the zodiac calendar.
Chinese Zodiac Story
Legend has it that, back in the ancient days, the Jade Emperor ordered that animals would become part of the calendar and that the 12 who arrived first would be selected.
At the time, the cat and the rat were good friends. When they heard the news, the cat said to the rat: "We should arrive early to sign up, but I usually get up late."
The rat promised to wake his pal up so they could go together but, because he was so excited, forgot and went alone.
On the way, the rat bumped into the tiger, ox, horse and other animals - who were all much faster than him.
He hatched a plan and convinced the ox to carry him on his back - on the condition that the rat sang throughout the journey.
The ox arrived first, but the rat sneaked in front of him and became the first lucky animal.
By the time the cat arrived, the selection was over - which is why the cat hates the rat and will always try to chase and kill him.