New Year isn't the same for every culture.

For the Chinese community, months start on the day of the new moon and Chinese New Year begins with the new moon that occurs between January 21 and February 21.

In 2018, Chinese New Year will be on Friday, February 16, bringing in the Year of the Dog.

The date of the Chinese New Year Festival in Birmingham follows the annual custom of being on the following Sunday, which this year is February 18.

So what Chinese Zodiac animal are you?

The answer is often determined by what year you were born in.

That's unless you were born early enough in the Western calendar year for your birthday to come before the start of the Chinese New Year.

Our widget will show you which animal represents you and your sign.

Each of the signs comes with its own different personality traits which the widget will also tell you.

There are 12 signs in total and, as a result, the cycle repeats each year.

Some Chinese people don't like to reveal the animal sign they were born under, as it's then possible to work out their age.

For instance, if someone knows you were born under the sign of the dog, you are either newborn (as it's the Year of the Dog in 2018), or aged 12, 24, 36, 48, 60 or 72 and so on, when it was previously also the Year of the Dog.