CHINESE NEW YEAR ( 春节 ) OF THE DOG or the Yang Male Earth Dog?

              The Chinese Year 4715 begins on 16th February 2018 at 05.06 a.m. in China Standard Time Zone.


The 2018 Chinese New Year Day is on Friday, February 16, 2018 in China's time zone. This day is the new moon day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. The exact new moon time is at 05:06 on 16-Feb-18 in China's time zone.

Chinese calendar combines solar, lunar and 60 Stem-Branch counting systems. The 60 Stem-Branch calendar uses the names of Yin Yang Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) and 12 animals to rank the sequences. Five elements are connected to five colors - White, Black, Green, Red, and Brown. So Chinese use the color animal name to count the year. The name of 2018 is the Yang Male Earth Dog. Brown is connected to Earth. Therefore, 2018 is also called Brown Earth Dog Year.

The first day of the Brown Dog is not the Chinese New Year in Chinese Astrology. The first day of the Tiger month is the first day of the Chinese Astrology year. This day is called Start of Spring, which is the date when the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. This day is around February 4, each year. 2018 Chinese Brown Dog starts on February 4, 2018 in China's time zone. That means Chinese Lunar New Year is not the first day of Brown Dog Year. If a baby is born February 5, 2018, then baby's zodiac sign is the Dog, not Chicken.

More about 2018 Brown Dog Year.

More  information about Chniese New Year click here>


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  •  16. June, 2018               Annual Luncheon Meeting 2018
        Saturday  16. June 2018 at 11:30
    Apéro, Chinese Lunch at Hotel Renaissance Tower, Zürich
                                      exact date and location to be annouced in due time                         

                                         Excellent Cantonese Style Dai Pai Dong Food and drinks, including Apéro, Appetizer, Asian Buffet,
                                         Desserts, Coffee and Tea for the price of CHF 88.00 per person with a surcharge for wine lovers.
                                         Children up to 8 years are free of charge and up to 16 years will be charged half-price.

                                         Doodle Registration Treff 2018 - click here ---> ( and see who registered already)
                                         Invitation and Programm Treff 2018 - PDF click here  --->


                              Some teasers for now, see you at the Hong Kong Treff 2018 again!!
                              Latest news about Tai Pai Dong in Hong Kong.


                                  Once upon a time every street corner in Hong Kong had a Dai Pai Dong. Literally “stall with a big license plate” in Cantonese,

                             these are outdoor hawker stalls with no-frills seating areas, so named to distinguish between smaller, mobile food stalls also of yesteryear.


                             Known for churning out delicious local dishes at great speed and rock-bottom prices, Dai Pai Dong have always been popular with Hongkongers.


                             View some scenes about Dai Pai Dong in Hong Kong on Youtube – have your Dai Pai Dong experience – get ready for Dai Pai Dong

                             at our Annual Hong Kong Treff in Zürich – 16. June 2018.


                             Joining the ranks of other disappearing Hong Kong memories, these are becoming almost extinct – and here’s why you need to visit them ASAP.

                             Over the last few decades, the government has been phasing them out due to concerns for hygiene and traffic congestion.


                             Which is why you see so few of them these days. Today only 25 licensed Dai Pai Dong exist in Hong Kong, and they won’t last forever.

                             Licenses can only be passed on to the holder’s spouse and expire after their death, meaning one day these will completely cease to run.

                             So go pull up a plastic stool and slurp on all the noodles while you still can.

                             Inspired by Andrea Lo, Dō zé


  • Past Events

           June 10, 2017              Annual Luncheon Meeting 2017 Zürich                                    Fotos

           June 18, 2016              Annual Luncheon Meeting 2016 Zürich

           May 9, 2015               Annual Luncheon Meeting 2015 Pratteln   

         May 10, 2014               Annual Luncheon Meeting 2014 Zürich                                       Fotos

         May 4th, 2013             Annual Luncheon Meeting 2013 Zürich                                      Fotos                      

         May 5th 2012              Annual Luncheon Meeting Zürich                                         Fotos

         March 20 2011             Annual Luncheon Meeting Zürich                            Fotos

        March 13, 2010            Annual Luncheon Meeting Zürich                             Fotos

        March 21, 2009            Annual Luncheon Meeting Zürich                                                Fotos

        March 15, 2008            Annual Luncheon Meeting Zürich                                                Fotos

        March 24, 2007           
Annual Luncheon Meeting Zürich                                                Fotos    

          March 25, 2006           Annual Luncheon Meeting Zürich 

        April 2, 2005               Annual Luncheon Meeting Zurich
ugust 22, 2005       BBQ Treff 2004 - Marbachegg

        March 23, 2002              Yearly Meeting at Hotel Storchen, Zürich                                   Fotos

          June 22, 2001                Yearly Meeting at "Au Premier", Bahnhof Buffet Zürich
                                                     Indonesian Rice Buffet, organised by Kurt Huber                              

          August 30, 1998           Yearly Meeting at Hotel Innere Enge, Bern
                                                   Family outing with Farmer Buffet, organised by
                                                    Marianne Gauer Zurbrügg and Kurt Huber                                         

 June 30, 1997          Yearly Meeting at Renaissance Hotel, Zürich

                                       Special Event commemorating  the official handover of
                                       Hong Kong to the People's Republik of China, followed by a
                                       Chinese Buffet and organised by Kurt Gröbli, Eveline Ingold
                                       and Kurt Huber. Guest speaker Mr. Hansueli Ammann, Board
                                       Member of Auslandschweizer-Organisation (ASO)



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