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Chinese New Year… Which Chinese Zodiac Star Sign Are You?

January 17th 2014
By: Melanie

The Chinese use the Luna calendar for their festivals – calculating how many times the moon goes around the earth, where as we base our year on how many times the earth goes around the sun. Because the Luna cycle is on average 29.5 days, every few years the Chinese have to add an extra month to their year. That is why their new year will normally fall sometime between the 21 January and the 21 of February, this year the Chinese new year is due to fall on the 31 of January 2014.

The Chinese celebrate the new year for around 15 days, and each year the Chinese Calendar is represented by 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, this includes the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, the Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. 2014 is the year of the horse, which is one of the Chinese’s favourite animals being a symbol of travel and success.

To find out which zodiac animal represents the year you were born in please check out the chart below:

Rat

Cow

Tiger

Rabbit

Dragon

Snake

Horse

Sheep

Monkey

Chicken

Dog

Pig

1900
1912
1924
1936
1948
1960
1972
1984
1996
2008

1901
1913
1925
1937
1949
1961
1973
1985
1997
2009

1902
1914
1926
1938
1950
1962
1974
1986
1998
2010

1903
1915
1927
1939
1951
1963
1975
1987
1999
2011

1904
1916
1928
1940
1952
1964
1976
1988
2000
2012

1905
1917
1929
1941
1953
1965
1977
1989
2001
2013

1906
1918
1930
1942
1954
1966
1978
1990
2002
2014

1907
1919
1931
1943
1955
1967
1979
1991
2003
2015

1908
1920
1932
1944
1956
1968
1980
1992
2004
2016

1909
1921
1933
1945
1957
1969
1981
1993
2005
2017

1910
1922
1934
1946
1958
1970
1982
1994
2006
2018

1911
1923
1935
1947
1959
1971
1983
1995
2007
2019

To find out more about the characteristics of your Zodiac sign please check out this website http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/social_customs/zodiac/