Chinese New Year falls on Monday, February 8th! Traditionally, the evening before Chinese New Year Day families gather to have a delicious dinner. Windows and doors are usually decorated with red paper cuts-outs and poetry so the new year is blessed with good fortune. Other traditions include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes. Did you know the color red symbolizes good luck?
Chinese New Year focuses around zodiac animals, each year represents a different animal. According to popular Chinese belief, a person born under a certain animal year will have characteristics of that animal. Find out what animal you are according to the date of your birth! Use the chart below: find the year that you were born in; the row that it sits in will lead you to your zodiac ! Keep reading to learn about some of your zodiac characteristics!
Rat: Charming, imaginative
Ox: Dependable, confident
Tiger: Colorful, unpredictable, emotional
Rabbit: Polite, affectionate
Dragon: Strong, positive
Snake: Wise, graceful
Horse: Independent, hard-working
Sheep: Artistic, generous
Monkey: Inventive, clever
Rooster: Meticulous, talkative
Dog: Honest, faithful
Pig: Courageous, thoughtful
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