Photo of the Day: Wang Wang Year (旺旺年)

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4:00 PM HKT, Sat February 17, 2018

Our photo theme during the Spring Festival holiday is Enter the Dog: the funniest, cutest, weirdest, or otherwise most noteworthy images of our canine companions circulating around Chinese popular culture as we christen the Lunar New Year.

Another highlight from 2018’s dog-studded CCTV Spring Festival Gala was this musical number, “Wang Wang Year (旺旺年)”.

“Wang wang” (汪汪) is an onomatopoeia representing a dog’s bark; “wang wang” (旺旺) means flourishing/prosperity. The latter was a catchphrase repeated throughout the Gala, and will forever be memorialized with this song:

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