Chinese New Year Calendar

The Chinese New Year is celebrated around the world. Of course, it is celebrated in Asia, with huge celebrations in places like Beijing and Singapore. But it is also celebrated in numerous cities where there are large populations of people with Chinese heritage. These are the famous Chinatowns that you will find in places like Toronto in Canada, New York City, and the beautiful city of San Francisco.

Chinese Zodiac & Chinese Zodiac Animals

Chinese Zodiac & Chinese Zodiac Animals
Chinese Zodiac & Chinese Zodiac Animals

Each new year ushers in one in a series of 12 animals. The 12 animals repeat in a cycle over a period of 12 years. The animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. As with the Western zodiac of astrological signs assigned by month, the animals all represent certain characteristics that people take on if they are born in that year. 

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