The concept of the new year is celebrated differently in various parts of the world. While January 1st is regarded as the start of the new year in many places, it is not the same for those following the lunar calendar, which is based on the cycles of the moon. The Chinese New Year, for instance, is celebrated on different days each year because it is based on the lunar calendar.
The Chinese zodiac calendar, which is based on the Chinese New Year, is said to determine a person’s personality based on their year of birth. The Chinese zodiac sign for each year is represented by an animal, and legend has it that people born under that sign have similar traits to the animal. The twelve signs in order are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
So, if you are curious about your zodiac sign based on the Chinese calendar, you can check your birth year to determine which animal represents your sign and its corresponding Chinese name.
For those born in the Year of the Rat, they are known as “鼠 (shǔ)” in Chinese. Oxen are called “牛 (niú)” in Chinese, while those born under the Tiger sign are known as “虎 (hǔ).” Those born under the Rabbit sign are referred to as “兔 (tù),” while those born under the Dragon sign are called “龙 (lóng).”
If you were born under the sign of the Snake, your Chinese name is “蛇 (shé).” People born under the Horse sign are called “马 (mǎ)” in Chinese, while those born under the Goat sign are referred to as “羊 (yáng).” For those born under the Monkey sign, their Chinese name is “猴 (hóu),” while those born under the Rooster sign are called “鸡 (jī).”
Finally, if you were born under the sign of the Dog, your Chinese name is “狗 (gǒu).” And lastly, for those born under the Pig sign, they are known as “猪 (zhū)” in Chinese.
In conclusion, the Chinese zodiac sign is an interesting and fun way to learn about the lunar calendar and the unique characteristics of each animal sign. So, whether you believe in the legend or not, it is always fun to discover your zodiac sign and its corresponding Chinese name based on your year of birth.
Let’s check your birth year and see what is your zodiac sign and its Chinese name.