People that were born in the year of the dog have the best qualities of human nature. They are utmost loyal and honest. As they will always keep a secret so people trust them. Dog type people are a little selfish, very stubborn and a bit self-centered. Usually they are straightforward, unaffected and broadminded. Sometimes they tend to be a bit hot-tempered and lazy. They don’t care for fortunes, but somehow they always seem to have enough money. They can be emotionally cold and distant in social situations. Dogs easily notice shortcomings and are well-known for their sharp tongues. They make very good leaders. Dog type people get along well with horses, tigers and rabbits.


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Chinese New Year Celebration brings life and color to wintery Helsinki. Bright lanterns, Chinese new year delicacies, dragons and lions together with talented performing artists from Beijing, create an unique festive atmosphere. The event is co-hosted by the cities of Helsinki and Beijing.


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