Chinese months are based on the lunar calendar, with each
month starting on the darkest day. As a result, the first day of the year
can fall between late January and the middle of February.
Chinese New Year falls on February 7th this year and
celebrates the year of the rat.
There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. The other 11
animals are the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey,
rooster, dog, and pig.
Each animal has its own set of personality traits. The rat
is the most industrious and hardest working in the zodiac. People born under
this sign are born perfectionists. Rats must ensure that every "i" is dotted
before completing an assigned task. Rats are most compatible with the
dragon, monkey, and ox.
Chinese calendar works as well as finding your sign in the zodiac
read your horoscope for the New Year
learn more about Chinese New Year, including the 15-day celebration,
traditional foods, decorations, and superstitions go to
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