People are celebrating Lunar New Year by dressing up their dogs

Friday is Lunar New Year, and people are ringing the Year of the Dog by celebrating their pups.

Each lunar year is based on one of the 12 Zodiac signs. In celebrating 2018’s Year of the Dog, people are dressing up their pets for the most precious photoshoots. 

Some people were just happy that all of the Valentine’s Day nonsense was finally over, like Twitter user @henryevil, who posted this adorable picture of their corgi surrounded by plush firecrackers and a fake orange plant. In Chinese culture, oranges represent good fortune. It looks like this corgi is ready for a prosperous year! 

Unfortunately, not all of the dogs dressed for the new year celebrations were happy about it, like this stressed pup dressed in a traditional lion dance costume usually seen at Chinese parades. 

Lunar New Year is widely celebrated in East and South Asian countries, and is based on the Lunisolar calendar. It typically falls between Jan. 20 and Feb. 20, and marks the first new moon of the year. Festivities include bright parades, an abundance of food, and lots of red. 

And this year, festivities include celebrating man’s best friend. 

Happy New Year!

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