2018
Chinese Year of the Dog

The Chinese will Celebrate the New Year Starting on Friday 16 Feb. 2018.   It is the year 4715 in the Chinese Calendar and the Year of the Dog.   The Chinese use a scheme for counting years in a 12 year cycle, and each is named for an animal.   The New Year starts on different days each year and is calculated astronomically; in a sentence, the Chinese New Year is the second New Moon after the winter solstice.   There is much more to the Chinese Calendar, including larger cycles, sub-cycles, other animals, etc.

In the table below, you can figure out which animal represents you by looking at the year you were born.   Each animal represented has a fortune associated with it.   If interested, you can find these and other facts on the Web by using a search engine.   One starting place is with 'chinese year of the *****.'

Chinese Year of the: Year Born:
Rat 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Ox 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Tiger 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Rabbit 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
Dragon 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
Snake 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
Horse 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
Sheep 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Monkey 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
Rooster 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
Dog 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
Boar 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

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ZODIAC CALCULATOR
This is a handy calculator that will calculate both your Western and Chinese birth Signs. Enter the day, month, and year of your birth - or someone else's - and instantly figure out if you (or they) are a Gemini born in the Year of the Ox, or a Year of the Rabbit/Cat Aquarius.

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