Happy Chinese New Year
Chinese People are celebrating 2019 as the Year of the Pig
On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, Chinese people all over the world are celebrating their most important Holiday: the Chinese New Year.
2019 is a Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac, and it’s an Earth Pig year.
The Chinese Zodiac
In Chinese astrology, each year belongs to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the repeating 12-year cycle. Zodiac signs play an important part in Chinese culture, and can be used to determine your fortune for the year, marriage compatability, career fit, and much more. Each year is being represented by an animal and it attributes. The 12 Chinese horoscope animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. Chinese zodiac animals have lucky meanings and each animal is associated with certain characteristics. It is believed that people born in a given year have the personality of that year’s animal.
The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals, after the Dog and before the Rat. 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 luck, wealth and fortune.
Years of the Pig include 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, and 2031. People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the “Year of the Pig”. Pigs are generous and peace-loving persons. No matter how difficult the problems are Pigs encounter, they can handle things properly and carefully. They have a great sense of responsibility to finish what they are engaged in.