In the U.S., our New Year"s usually go down with a bottle of Prosecco, funny sunglasses và Dick Clark (rest in peace). Many Americans have only a peripheral understanding of the Chinese new year - here"s a helpful guide if you"re new!

Pig | 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935, 1923, 1911Pigs are a symbol of wealth in Chinese culture. Those born in the Year of the Pig are usually considered to be realistic. Not wasteful spenders, but they will enjoy life. They love entertainment. A bit materialistic, pigs work hard.Each "pig year" instills different traits in those born that year - for example, 1971 pigs mind their own business while 1995 pigs are known khổng lồ be earnest & lovable. For all things Year of the Pig, head to lớn this link.

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Dog | 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934, 1922, 1910The number one trait of dogs is their loyalty -- same in the Chinese zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Dog are usually honest and just, popular in social circles and lượt thích to give advice and help when asked. They can also be worried và anxious inside. They can also be a little hardheaded: When they decide something it can be hard khổng lồ dissuade them. Each "dog year" is different -- for differing traits, head to lớn this link.


Rooster | 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921, 1909In Chinese legends, roosters protect against evil spirits. Those born in the Year of the Rooster are usually serious in the things they do - as well as straightforward & decisive. They"re also perfectionists; expect a rooster lớn point out imperfections và things that could be improved. They don"t give up easily at all. Roosters also need loved ones khổng lồ validate them. Each "rooster year" is different -- for a good explainer, head to this link.


Monkey | 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932, 1920, 1908Monkeys are associated with peaches in Chinese cultures because they eat so many - and since peaches are a sign of longevity, monkeys are associated with long life. Basically, think of someone born in the Year of the Monkey as a lighthearted prankster who can achieve anything they phối their mind to. Nice. Arrogant và intelligent, they can also be self-centered and jealous. Each "monkey year" is a little different. To lớn find out more about each, head over khổng lồ this link.


Goat | 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931, 1919, 1907In Chinese culture, goats are associated with purity & kindness. Those born in the Year of the Goat are loving, selfless and always think of others, even to lớn their own detriment. They have high toleration, motivation and are considered strong & resilient. Their kindness is sometimes taken incorrectly. Goats love animals, children & nature. Goats can be stubborn and can be slow khổng lồ move. Each year is slightly different -- to find out more, head over to this link.


Horse | 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918, 1906In Chinese culture, horses represent speed and freedom. Full of energy, those born in the Year of the Horse can sometimes be a little much. Studious and athletic, they are strong believers of personal achievement -- seeking happiness over fame or money. They can be a bit of a contradictory person, which comes with the territory of being ever-changing. Their biggest fault is they can be blind to the fact that they have any. Each "horse year" is different --check out this link for more details.


Snake | 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929, 1917, 1905In Chinese culture, snakes are usually symbols of witchcraft. Those born in the Year of the Snake are usually complex individuals not-so-quick khổng lồ love, but if they vày love, they love entirely. In a chaotic environment, snakes are the eye of the storm. Humorous và sophisticated, snakes are always making new plans & following them regardless of outside input. Don"t judge a snake by its cover -- they are layered and multi-faceted. Each "snake year" is a little different, so for all the ins-and-outs, head over to this link.


Dragon | 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928, 1916, 1904Dragons are the most revered animal in all Chinese culture. Those born in the Year of the dragon are strong and independent, but hope for tư vấn and love. They can be quiet yet direct -- positive and cheerful, or very hardworking. Each year for the long is different, and to learn more,click/tap this link.


Rabbit | 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927, 1915, 1903Rabbits represent the moon in Chinese culture. Those born in the Year of the Rabbit are earnest with everything. Think of that do-gooder rabbit from "Zootopia." Rabbits hope to lớn be treated as evenly as they treat others. While they may seem soft and weak, their quiet personality belies confidence và internal strength. There"s more to those born lớn the rabbit sign -- check it out here.


Tiger | 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926, 1914, 1902Seen as the guardian of children in the Chinese zodiac. At their core, tigers are brave và active (Athletic? Tigers? Couldn"t be), and love a good adventure. Kind và benevolent, tigers lượt thích to use their imagination, but can make rash decisions và can be hard to lớn control. Tigers never give up. Lớn learn more about the specific "tiger year" you were born in, head over to this link.


Ox | 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937, 1925, 1913, 1901The ox is valued in Chinese culture. Oxen are hard workers -- often in the background. Both intelligent & reliable, those born in the Year of the Ox never demand praise. Honest, earnest, low key, kind and slow to anger, oxen are also known to vì chưng what is asked of them. They think logically & are considered great leaders. Lớn learn more about your specific "ox year," head over to lớn this link.


Rats | 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, 1924, 1912, 1900In Chinese culture, rats are seen as a sign of surplus (in a good way). Clever and quick-thinking, rats are usually successful, but are never nội dung with living a quiet & peaceful life. Sensitive to lớn others" emotions but stubborn, rats are kind, but can come off as rude. Rats can be stingy và are known khổng lồ save money. Though, their love for hoarding can sometimes cause them to be a little ... Wasteful in their spending. There"s more to lớn the rat --check it out at this link.




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