Chinese New Year 2019 – The Year Of The Pig

5th February 2019 in Uncategorised | Unique promotional products

Chinese New Year 2019 – The Year Of The Pig

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. Traditionally it takes place from the evening preceding the first day of the year to the Lantern Festival, held on the 15th day of the year. The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between 21 January and 20 February. In 2019, the first day of the Chinese New Year was on Tuesday, 5 February, initiating the Year of the pig.

2019 is the Year of the Pig

The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth, so here is hoping for a prosperous year!

What is my Chinese zodiac sign?

Unlike Western astrology, each sign of the Chinese zodiac lasts for a whole year and each year takes the name of an animal whose characteristics colour and influence everything that happens for the next 12 months. It is worth remembering that unlike the Roman calendar new year, the lunar new year changes, although it usually falls between January 21 and February 20. This means that those born in the early part of the calendar year are actually assigned the Chinese zodiac of the previous year.

The Rat: 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

The Ox: 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

The Tiger: 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

The Rabbit: 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

The Dragon: 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

The Snake: 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

The Horse: 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

The Sheep: 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

The Monkey: 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

The Rooster: 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

The Dog: 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

The Pig: 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

From everyone at EverythingBranded, we would like to wish you a happy Chinese New Year!

To celebrate, we take a closer look at some of our promotional pig products…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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