Year of the Rabbit

Posted on: February 19, 2011

Today is the Chinese New Year Party at work celebrating the Year of the Rabbit, so I thought I’d take a moment to do a little research and find out what the history and significance of the Chinese Calendar and the Year of the Rabbit is.

The Chinese Calendar predates the International Calendar, so it has been in use for centuries. The actual Chinese New Year was celebrated in 2011 on February 3, however, most casinos traditionally hold their celebrations in the weeks following. The Chinese New  Year can be named in three different ways: by an animal (Rabbit), by it’s formal name (2011 is XinMao) and by the actual year (2011 is year 4708).

The Year of the Rabbit includes people born in the years 1915, 1927, 1929, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are catagorized by the following characteristics: articulate, talented, ambitious, lucky with money, fond of gossib, cool tempered, good gamblers because of the ability to choose the right thing – however they seldom gamble because they are conservative and wise. Compatible signs: Sheep, Pig and Dog.

My Chinese Zodiac sign is the Pig (Boar). According to the zodiac, I am supposed to be chivalrous, honest, have few friends but have them for life, have a great thirst for knowledge and are quick tempered. Most compatible with Rabbits and Sheep. I feel that is pretty close to my personality. It is true that I have few friends but they usually tend to be very close friends. I am studying for my MBA, so I clearly have a thirst for knowledge.

What is your Chinese Zodiac sign?

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