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Chinese Years, Animals and Dates

The table below shows which animal you are, depending on the year in which you are born. Note: if you were born in January or February you need to check if your birthday was before or after the date of the Chinese New Year (if it was before this day your animal is the one shown for the previous year).

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The Chinese Calendar

Unlike western calendars, the Chinese calendar has names that are repeated every 60 years.  Within the 'Stem-Branch' system is shorter cycle of 12 years denoted by animals:

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The Story of Chinese New Year (年的传说)

 

年 (Nian, Year)

There are many legends that are part of the Chinese culture. Many of them exemplify moral lessons, not so different from Aesop and his fables. One story in particular is the story of Chinese New Years.

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