This year marks the transition from the Year of the Dog to that of the Pig, the last animal in the cycle of 12 that represent each year in the shēngxiào, or Chinese zodiac. Pigs are considered a sign of prosperity in Asian culture, and those born in the year of the Pig are said to be sincere, good-natured, and honest.
Today’s Doodle also celebrates the ancient tradition of shadow puppetry, which also has a special place in the festivities. This year, people all over the world can Celebrate Lunar New Year and the ancient storytelling art of shadow puppetry with Shadow Art. Users can form one of the twelve zodiac animal hand gestures in front of their camera and the AI system, built with Tensorflow, will play a short clip matching the shadow puppet that’s been made.
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Happy Chinese New Year May the good fortune of the pig be with you…
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Chinese (lunar) new year zodiac. I was born in the Year of the Rat. This year, it is the Dog’s turn.
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Gong Xi Fa Cai- Happy Chinese new year 2018.
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Gong hi fat choi!
Wishing you happiness, good fortune and prosperity in the New Year.
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It’s a great time to be a monkey…Happy Chinese New Year!!
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Gifville wishes you all a very Happy Year of the Monkey!