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Traditional Chinese Zodiac and Chinese New Year


Chinese New Year ‌and Chinese Zodiac
Chinese New Year

Chinese people all over the world celebrate the New Year by bursting firecrackers. It is held to drive away evil spirits with light and sound explosions, including the ringing of bells. On New Year's Eve, Chinese family members gather together to have dinner and clean their houses by throwing away old items to ward off bad luck on New Year's Day. In addition, it is a traditional culture to give children red envelopes filled with lucky money and wishes for New Year's Day. Some young people already have red envelope apps, and their relatives can transfer money online, called "M-plus". According to the traditional Chinese calendar, 2024 is the Year of the Dragon. According to Asian astrology, the animal that represents the year we were born in has an influence on our personalities.

The traditional Chinese zodiac or birth zodiac called Shengxiao usually falls once every twelve years. The animal that rules the year changes at the beginning of the Chinese New Year, and the year is usually determined by that animal. However, Chinese New Year is celebrated between January 21st and February 20th of each year according to the lunar calendar. For those who want to know what year you were born according to the traditional Chinese zodiac, here is a list.


•  Rat: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032

• Ox: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033

• Tiger: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034

• Rabbit: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035

• Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036

• Snake: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037

• Horse: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038

• Sheep : 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039

• Monkey: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040

• Rooster: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041

• Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042

• Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043

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