, 2018 is the year of the Dog. Zodiac signs play an integral part in Chinese culture
The general consensus is that the zodiacs originally had something to do with the worship of animals. A zodiac system has existed in Chinese culture since the Qin dynasty, more than 2,000 years ago.
What's your zodiac animal?
Maybe you think your zodiac year (本命年—ben ming nian) will be lucky. It's your year after all. However, it's the total opposite.
It's seen as a hurdle you have jump over. The way to protect yourself from evil spirits and bad fortune is to wear red underwear every day for the entire year. Even in modern times, it's still treated as a real concern.