When Is Chinese New Year 2016The Chinese New Year 2016, New Year of the Chinese calendar or Lunar New Year is the first day of the first month of Chinese Calendar. This is the beginning of the Spring Festival.
The Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar. (lunisolar, is based on both the annual cycle of the sun and the regular cycle of phases of the moon.)
The date of the Chinese New Year in the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, but always falls between January 21 and February 20.
About Chinese Animal Symbols And HoroscopesTwelve animals symbolize the twelve signs of the Chinese horoscope. Because the Chinese culture uses a lunar calendar based on the moon's cycle, the dates that animal signs encompass change yearly. The chinese new year 2016, or 4714 by the Chinese Lunar Calendar, is the Year of the Wood Ram (Goat).
It is believed that the Chinese Lunar Calendar dates back to 2637 BC. Legend has it that the Lord Buddha summoned all the animals to come to him before he departed from Earth. Only twelve of the animals came to bid him farewell, so Buddha honoured each of them with a year. The order was taken from the sequence in which they appeared to him - first the Rat, then the Ox, the Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Boar. It is believed that a person takes on the characteristics of the animal belonging to the year they were born. There is also a cycle of five elements - wood, fire, earth, metal and water.
Yearly Chinese Calendar And Animals
|Metal Rat - 1900, 1960||Metal Ox - 1901, 1961||Metal Tiger - 1950, 2010|
|Water Rat - 1912, 1972||Water Ox - 1913, 1973||Water Tiger - 1902, 1962|
|Wood Rat - 1924, 1984||Wood Ox - 1925, 1985||Wood Tiger - 1914, 1974
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|Fire Rat - 1936, 1996||Fire Ox - 1937, 1997||Fire Tiger - 1926, 1986|
|Earth Rat - 1948, 2008||Earth Ox - 1949, 2009||Earth Tiger - 1938, 1998|
|Metal Rabbit - 1951, 2011||Metal Dragon - 1940, 2000||Metal Snake - 1941, 2001
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|Water Rabbit - 1903, 1963||Water Dragon - 1952, 2012||Water Snake - 1953, 2013|
|Wood Rabbit - 1915, 1975||Wood Dragon - 1904, 1964||Wood Snake - 1905, 1965|
|Fire Rabbit - 1927, 1987||Fire Dragon - 1916, 1976||Fire Snake - 1917, 1977
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|Earth Rabbit - 1939, 1999||Earth Dragon - 1928, 1988||Earth Snake - 1929, 1989|
|Metal Horse - 1930, 1990||Metal Ram - 1931, 1991||Metal Monkey - 1920, 1980|
|Water Horse - 1942, 2002||Water Ram - 1943, 2003||Water Monkey - 1932, 1992
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|Wood Horse - 1954, 2014||Wood Ram - 1955, 2015||Wood Monkey - 1944, 2004|
|Fire Horse - 1906, 1966||Fire Ram - 1907, 1967||Fire Monkey - 1956, 2016|
|Earth Horse - 1918, 1978||Earth Ram - 1919, 1979||Earth Monkey - 1908, 1968|
|Metal Rooster - 1921, 1981||Metal Dog - 1910, 1970||Metal Boar - 1911, 1971|
|Water Rooster - 1933, 1993||Water Dog - 1922, 1982||Water Boar - 1923, 1983|
|Wood Rooster - 1945, 2005||Wood Dog - 1934, 1994||Wood Boar - 1935, 1995|
|Fire Rooster - 1957, 2017||Fire Dog - 1946, 2006||Fire Boar - 1947, 2007|
|earth Rooster - 1909, 1969||Earth Dog - 1958, 2018||Earth Boar - 1959, 2019|