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!
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