Chinese New Year, also known as the spring festival, is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. The spring festival celebrates the start of new life and the season of ploughing and sowing...
New Year festivities start on the first day of the lunar month and continue until the 15th, when the moon is brightest. The first week is celebrated with visits to friends and family following special traditions designed to bring good luck. The second week ends with the Lantern festival on the evening of the 15th day of the lunar month.
The year of the Pig
The Chinese Zodiac has a 12 year cycle and each year is named after a different animal. According to legend, the year of a person's birth is the primary factor in determining that person's personality traits, physical and mental attributes and degree of success and happiness throughout his lifetime. People born in that year will become that animal, taking on its characteristics and identifying with it for their entire lives.
Years: 1900 1912 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008
Zodiac's Nature: Bright, sociable, and highly ambitious. The Rat is a true opportunist when it comes to reaching goals. Rats are passionate and good to their friends but they also like to grumble and waste money on luxuries.
Most compatible with: Dragon, Monkey, and Ox.
Years: 1901 1913 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009
Zodiac's Nature: Intelligent and self-confident. The Ox is a natural-born leader who works systematically. The Ox takes responsibility for the family. A believer in authority, but sometimes too stubborn and traditional.
Most compatible with: Snake, Rooster, and Rat.
Years: 1902 1914 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010
Zodiac's Nature: Rebellious and dynamic, a warrior and the centre of attention. The Tiger is quick-tempered but considerate; affectionate but careless. A roaring success.
Most compatible with: Horse, Dragon, and Dog.
Years: 1903 1915 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011
Zodiac's Nature: Peace-loving, with impeccable manners and a pursuit of a good life. The Rabbit is intelligent in business and has a creative mind. However, sometimes they are moody and indifferent.
Most compatible with: Goat, Pig, and Dog.
Years: 1904 1916 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012
Zodiac's Nature: Full of vitality, self-assured, bright, and the master of success. The Dragon is somewhat proud and quick-tempered, but is always attractive.
Most compatible with: Rat, Snake, Monkey, and Rooster.
Years: 1905 1917 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013
Zodiac's Nature: Charming in personality and elegant in dress. Being a skeptic and a deep thinker, The Snake likes to judge by intuition. They are fortunate in wealth throughout life.
Most compatible with: Ox and Rooster.
Years: 1906 1918 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014
Zodiac's Nature: Cheerful, quick-witted and popular. The Horse has a happy outlook, and they are independent, subjective, and self-centred. They are also good at handling wealth.
Most compatible with: Tiger, Dog, and Goat.
Years: 1907 1919 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015
Zodiac's Nature: Kind and helpful. The Goat has artistic inclinations which tend to make them pessimistic. Even though they are indecisive and too passive, Goats have fantastic luck throughout life.
Most compatible with: Rabbit, Pig, and Horse.
Years: 1908 1920 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016
Zodiac's Nature: Clever and innovative, a fast learner with a good memory. The Monkey knows social skills well, but can be selfish and egotistical. They are also unbeatable in terms of talent and wealth.
Most compatible with: Dragon and Rat.
Years: 1909 1921 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017
Zodiac's Nature: Dramatic, but a reputable person who works systematically. The Rooster is outspoken and loves to attract attention. They take good care of the family and can handle money well.
Most compatible with: Ox, Snake, and Dragon.
Years: 1910 1922 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018
Zodiac's Nature: The Dog has a deep sense of justice, loyalty, and responsibility. They have a glib tongue, but are also practical and realistic. Dogs are also trustworthy and generous to people.
Most compatible with: Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit.
Years: 1911 1923 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019
Zodiac's Nature: Diligent, courageous, and hateful of quarrels. The Pig is a perfect friend, but is also shallow and rather materialistic. They are not good at handling money, yet fortune is always around them.
Most compatible with: Rabbit and Goat.