Happy Chinese New Year: The Year of the Rabbit

rabbit.jpg

Gung Hay Fat Choy! That’s "Happy New Year" in Chinese. People all over the world are celebrating the Chinese New Year today with parades, festivals and food galore!

The Year of the Rabbit, a 1-in-12 year occurence, is associated with tranquility, affection, and family ties.

People born under this sign – Frank Sinatra, Johnny Depp and Albert Einstein for instance – are said to be gentle, articulate, talented, wise, reserved, successful in business and strong-willed.

The Year of the Rabbit is supposedly a calm one. But, brace yourselves for next year – the Year of the Dragon – which is likely to be a wild one.

With our own Western zodiac sign system out of whack, maybe we should all start following the more stable Chinese calendar.

Know your Chinese zodiac sign? Here’s a quick rundown:

Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Dragon: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
Ram (Black or Gray Sheep): 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
Dog: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Pig: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
Rat: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Which animal are you?

Comments

comments

Leave a Reply