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The Chinese calendar, in use for more than 4700 years, is based on the movements of the Moon and not on those of the Sun as for the Western one. This means that the two methods of calculating the time are out of phase and the Chinese New Year does not coincide with ours but, depending on the year, it falls between the end of January and the beginning of February. The calendar is also organized in cycles of 12 years, one for each astrological sign of Chinese astrology.

January 31st 2014 begins a new year, under the sign of the Horse.

Legend has it, to explain the presence of the different animals in the Chinese calendar, that the Buddha before he left the earth called to him all living beings.

Only 12 of these went to greet him. To thank them the Enlightened decided to call each year with the name of the animals that came before him. First came the mouse, who was clever and enterprising and used the back of the ox he hid on. Arrived in front of the Buddha the mouse jumped down from the back of the ox and so he arrived first, leaving the second place to the ox. Then came the tiger, the rabbit, the dragon, the snake, the horse, the goat, the monkey, the rooster, the dog and finally the pig.

Below the dates to find out "under which Chinese zodiac sign" you were born

Year of the mouse 1900 (from 3 January 1900 to 18 February 1901)

Year of the bull 1901 (from 19 February 1901 to 7 February 1902)

Year of the tiger 1902 (from 8 February 1902 to 28 January 1903)

Year of the rabbit 1903 (from 29 January 1903 to 15 February 1904)

Year of the dragon 1904 (from 16 February 1904 to 3 February 1905)

Year of the Serpent 1905 (from 4 February 1905 to 24 January 1906)
Year of the horse 1906 (from 25 January 1906 to 12 February 1907)
Year of the goat 1907 (from 13 February 1907 to 1 February 1908)
Year of the Monkey 1908 (from 2 February 1908 to 21 January 1909)
Year of the rooster 1909 (from 22 January 1909 to 9 February 1910)
Year of the dog 1910 (from 10 February 1910 to 29 January 1911)
Year of the pig 1911 (from 30 January 1911 to 17 February 1912)
Year of the mouse 1912 (from 18 February 1912 to 5 February 1913)
Year of the bull 1913 (from 6 February 1913 to 25 January 1914)
Year of the tiger 1914 (from 26 January 1914 to 13 February 1915)
Year of the rabbit 1915 (from 14 February 1915 to 2 February 1916)
Year of the dragon 1916 (from 3 February 1916 to 22 January 1917)
Year of the Serpent 1917 (from 23 January 1917 to 10 February 1918)
Year of the horse 1918 (from 11 February 1918 to 31 January 1919)
Year of the goat 1919 (from 1 February 1919 to 19 February 1920)
Year of the Monkey 1920 (from February 20, 1920 to February 7, 1921)
Year of the rooster 1921 (from 8 February 1921 to 27 January 1922)
Year of the dog 1922 (from 28 January 1922 to 15 February 1923)
Year of the pig 1923 (from 16 February 1923 to 4 February 1924)
Year of the mouse 1924 (from 5 February 1924 to 24 January 1925)
Year of the bull 1925 (from 25 January 1925 to 12 February 1926)
Year of the tiger 1926 (from 13 February 1926 to 1 February 1927)
Year of the rabbit 1927 (from 2 February 1927 to 22 January 1928)
Year of the dragon 1928 (from 23 January 1928 to 9 February 1929)
Year of the Serpent 1929 (from 10 February 1929 to 29 January 1930)
Year of the horse 1930 (from 30 January 1930 to 16 February 1931)
Year of the goat 1931 (from 17 February 1931 to 5 February 1932)
Year of the monkey 1932 (from 6 February 1932 to 25 January 1933)
Year of the rooster 1933 (from 26 January 1933 to 13 February 1934)
Year of the dog 1934 (from 14 February 1934 to 3 February 1935)
Year of the pig 1935 (from 4 February 1935 to 23 January 1936)
Year of the mouse 1936 (from 24 January 1936 to 10 February 1937)
Year of the bull 1937 (from 11 February 1937 to 30 January 1938)
Year of the Tiger 1938 (from 31 January 1938 to 18 February 1939)
Year of the rabbit 1939 (from 19 February 1939 to 7 February 1940)
Year of the dragon 1940 (from 8 February 1940 to 26 January 1941)
Year of the Serpent 1941 (from 27 January 1941 to 14 February 1942)
Year of the horse 1942 (from 15 February 1942 to 4 February 1943)
Year of the goat 1943 (from 5 February 1943 to 24 January 1944)
Year of the monkey 1944 (from 25 January 1944 to 12 February 1945)
Year of the rooster 1945 (from 13 February 1945 to 1 February 1946)
Year of the dog 1946 (from 2 February 1946 to 21 January 1947)
Year of the pig 1947 (from 22 January 1947 to 9 February 1948)
Year of the mouse 1948 (from 10 February 1948 to 28 January 1949)
Year of the Bull 1949 (from 29 January 1949 to 17 February 1950)
Year of the Tiger 1950 (from 17 February 1950 to 5 February 1951)
Year of the rabbit 1951 (from 6 February 1951 to 28 January 1952)
Year of the dragon 1952 (from 27 January 1952 to 13 February 1953)
Year of the Serpent 1953 (from February 14, 1953 to February 2, 1954)
Year of the horse 1954 (from 3 February 1954 to 23 January 1955)
Year of the goat 1955 (from 24 January 1955 to 11 February 1956)
Year of the Monkey 1956 (from 12 February 1956 to 30 January 1957)
Year of the rooster 1957 (from 31 January 1957 to 17 February 1958)
Year of the dog 1958 (from 18 February 1958 to 7 February 1959)
Year of the pig 1959 (from 8 February 1959 to 27 January 1960)
Year of the mouse 1960 (from 28 January 1960 to 14 February 1961)
Year of the bull 1961 (from 15 February 1961 to 4 February 1962)
Year of the Tiger 1962 (from February 5, 1962 to January 24, 1963)
Year of the rabbit 1963 (from 25 January 1963 to 12 February 1964)
Year of the dragon 1964 (from 13 February 1964 to 1 February 1965)
Year of the Serpent 1965 (from 2 February 1965 to 20 January 1966)
Year of the horse 1966 (from 21 January 1966 to 8 February 1967)
Year of the goat 1967 (from 9 February 1967 to 29 January 1968)
Year of the monkey 1968 (from 30 January 1968 to 16 February 1969)
Year of the rooster 1969 (from 17 February 1969 to 5 February 1970)
Year of the dog 1970 (from 6 February 1970 to 26 January 1971)
Year of the pig 1971 (from 27 January 1971 to 14 February 1972)
Year of the mouse 1972 (from 15 February 1972 to 2 February 1973)
Year of the bull 1973 (from 3 February 1973 to 22 January 1974)
Year of the Tiger 1974 (from 23 January 1974 to 10 February 1975)
Year of the rabbit 1975 (from 11 February 1975 to 30 January 1976)
Year of the dragon 1976 (from 31 January 1976 to 17 February 1977)
Year of the Serpent 1977 (from 18 February 1977 to 6 February 1978)
Year of the horse 1978 (from 7 February 1978 to 27 January 1979)
Year of the goat 1979 (from 28 January 1979 to 15 February 1980)
Year of the monkey 1980 (from 16 February 1980 to 4 February 1981)
Year of the rooster 1981 (from 5 February 1981 to 24 January 1982)
Year of the dog 1982 (from 25 January 1982 to 12 February 1983)
Year of the pig 1983 (from 13 February 1983 to 1 February 1984)
Year of the mouse 1984 (from 2 February 1984 to 19 February 1985)
Year of the bull 1985 (from 20 February 1985 to 8 February 1986)
Year of the tiger 1986 (from 9 February 1986 to 28 January 1987)
Year of the bunny 1987 (from 29 January 1987 to 16 February 1988)
Year of the Dragon 1988 (from 17 February 1988 to 5 February 1989)
Year of the Snake 1989 (from 6 February 1989 to 26 January 1990)
Year of the horse 1990 (from 27 January 1990 to 14 February 1991)
Year of the goat 1991 (from 15 February 1991 to 3 February 1992)
Year of the monkey 1992 (from 4 February 1992 to 22 January 1993)
Year of the rooster 1993 (from 23 January 1993 to 9 February 1994)
Year of the dog 1994 (from 10 February 1994 to 30 January 1995)
Year of the pig 1995 (from 31 January 1995 to 18 February 1996)
Year of the mouse 1996 (from 19 February 1996 to 6 February 1979 Year of the bull 1997 (from 7 February 1997 to 27 January 1998)
Year of the tiger 1998 (from 28 January 1998 to 15 February 1999)
Year of the rabbit 1999 (from 16 February 1999 to 4 February 2000)
Year of the Dragon 2000 (from 5 February 2000 to 23 January 2001)
Year of the Snake 2001 (from 24 January 2001 to 11 February 2002)
Year of the horse 2002 (from 12 February 2002 to 31 January 2003)
Year of the 2003 goat (from 1 February 2003 to 21 January 2004)
Year of the monkey 2004 (from January 22nd 2004 to February 8th 2005)
Year of the rooster 2005 (from 9 February 2005 to 28 January 2006)
Year of the dog 2006 (from 29 January 2006 to 17 February 2007)
Year of the 2007 pig (from 18 February 2007 to 6 February 2008)
Year of the mouse 2008 (from 7 February 2008 to 25 January 2009)
Year of the bull 2009 (from 26 January 2009 to 13 February 2010)
Year of the Tiger 2010 (from February 14, 2010 to February 2, 2011)
Year of the rabbit 2011 (from 3 February 2011 to 22 January 2012)
Year of the dragon 2012 (from 23 January 2012 to 9 February 2013)
Year of the Snake 2013 (from 10 February 2013 to 30 January 2014)

Equipped with mental and physical agility, those born under the sign of the Rat are active and sociable people. They tend to accumulate and collect in a meticulous and disciplined manner. They do not lack eloquence and charisma even though they can be rigid, a little gossipy, obstinate and intolerant.

The mouse, the real one, is a controversial animal in people's imagination: from the plague bearer during the Middle Ages to the sympathetic Topo Gigio, from a model organism used in biology thanks to the affinity that its cells have with ours to animals revered as symbol of prosperity in many cultures. What is certain is that this small mammal is intelligent and resourceful. Just think of one of the techniques that he adopts, by associating himself with a worthy compare, to steal the eggs from the chicken coops. The first takes an egg between its legs, lies down on its back and is dragged by the other by its tail. The result is the secured lunch and the explanation of the origin of the rat name … in Latin rat means raid.

In the photo the jump of a wild mouse with a yellow back (Apodemus flavicollis) taken with a multi exposure.

Strength of spirit, great patience, enormous working skills are the main characteristics of those born in the year of the Ox. The people represented by this animal are tenacious, patient, concrete and stubborn. They will reach so far destinations without withdrawing from duty.

The oriental tradition mirrors and reminds that of our peasant culture: the ox, which becomes such after being castrated - previously called toro -, was the basis of the work of the fields and thanks to its robustness was used to plow the land providing sustenance and help precious to rural families.

Those born under the sign of the Tiger are an explosion of characteristics: rebellious, competitive, intolerant, impulsive, energetic. They are endowed with great charm and charisma that sometimes however flaunt with a little presumption. Despite a strong and dominant profile, made up of qualities that can be transformed into defects, the Tigers are idealistic and passionate people, always ready for novelty.

This strong and predominant character has unfortunately not sheltered the tiger, the one that lives in the forests of Asia, with the risk of extinction; the Panthera tigris in fact at the beginning of the 1900s had about 100, 000 specimens … today only 5, 000 remain!

Those born under the year of the Rabbit have gentle, meticulous and sensitive characters. They are the emblem of good manners and grace. The Rabbit represents calm, reserved and controlled characters that can however become capricious and moody. Despite exhibiting indifference to the judgments of others they actually suffer much from criticism. Caring with those you love can become superficial and indifferent to strangers.

In recent years it is increasingly common to see rabbits living as pets in an apartment: watch the feeding of the rabbits' teeth and the only way to consume them is through food. It is better to feed them grass, good hay and vegetables.

This magic-rich animal symbolizes energy and impetuosity. Thus, according to the Chinese zodiac, those born under the sign of the Dragon are. Strong and full of life, bright and extroverted, direct and clear they always say what they think. This legendary creature is very important for Chinese mythology that considers it a figure of great wisdom so that the throne of the emperor was called Throne of the dragon.

However, dragons do not belong only to the oriental culture but they are witnessed in the myths and legends of many other civilizations as in the Greek one, in the Roman one and in the Nordic one. The almost universal presence of the dragon suggests that this mythical figure is born as an explanation for finds of dinosaur fossils, difficult to explain in the past.

In the photo, a mask dances on the streets of Paris during a New Year. Chinese, of course.

Who is born under the sign of the Serpent exudes mystery, charm and sensuality. Snake people hypnotize with their own grace and refinement. They are fine thinkers. They love the best things that life can offer them and a weapon they often use is irony. They are often possessive, vindictive and a little liar.

For thousands of years this animal has attracted and distanced, fascinated and frightened: present in all the mythologies of the world the snake is a symbol of rebirth and fertility thanks to its ability to change the skin. In ancient times medicine took this animal as a symbol; a stick, called of Asclepius, around which a serpent is coiled. Not to be confused with the caduceus, a stick with two snakes, to which the world of commerce is associated. In our country it is used as a symbol by the Order of Pharmacists.

The most obvious characteristic for those born in the year of the Horse is their sense of independence. They travel and face new situations with joy and liveliness. They are endowed with charm and impetuosity, they work at readiness even if sometimes they can be forgetful and distracted.

The horse appeared on Earth about 55 million years ago. Since then, when he was a little older than a dog, a lot has changed: evolution has led him, for example, to decrease the number of his fingers. The forelimbs had four fingers and the back three had. Today, to run faster without "wasting" strength, the horse has a single finger per paw, equipped with a single large fingernail, the hoof.

In the photo, a purebred - asleep - is placed in a magnetic resonance scanner specially built for horses. It is located in Madrid, in a veterinary hospital specializing in horse care.

Affectionate, kind, caring, sincere, empathetic; so are those born under the sign of the Sheep. People who are understanding towards others who do their best for friends and family and sometimes become sticky. A little capricious and introverted, those born in the year of the Sheep are loyal and generous.

A whole other story, on the other hand, if we talk about "black sheep": this way of saying, used in many languages ​​of the world, describes a member of a group that has behaviors very distant from those of others. This happens by association since the wool that produces the sheep with a black fleece is difficult to dye so it is badly accepted by breeders.

Eclectic and astute, intelligent and versatile. Those born under the sign of the Monkey are people with a casual charm, great intellectual abilities and charisma. Aware of their talents, they can however be superb and vain, even if for their sociability they will still be nice and engaging.

There are many species of monkeys divided into two large groups: the monkeys of the new world, those that have colonized the Americas, and those of the old world that have evolved in Africa and Asia. To this great group of monkeys belongs the family of the Hominids which includes the chimpanzees, the orangos, the gorillas, the bonobos and the man. We and the current chimpanzees, with whom we share about 99% of the DNA composition, we have a common ancestor who lived about 6 million years ago and among the apes, the chimpanzees are the most studied both in nature and in captivity. They are able to learn, if taught, the American language of signs and to understand and use even more than 300 of them. They have a body language very similar to ours: kissing, hugging, holding hands, being tickled have the same meanings both for them and for them for us.

The people who are born in the year of the Rooster are acute, awake, precise, competitive and organized. They are many direct and frank so that sometimes their comments leave you speechless. Witty, funny and talkative sometimes they get carried away becoming too talkative telling anecdotes and adventures.

Domestic roosters derive from some species native to the South-western Asia region and have always been bred for their meat, for their eggs, for their plumage. They were among the first animals to be raised: the domestication of these animals was mentioned for the first time in Chinese writings dating back to 1400 BC

In the photo, a rooster in a market in Uzbekistan.

Practical and concrete, without frills and honest. A bit grumpy but loyal and faithful, those born under the sign of the Dog represent the friend par excellence, they are always willing to help others without necessarily demanding thanks. Dog people get angry and mutter but anger is temporary and they don't know malice, resentment or jealousy.

With us since time immemorial (the first evidence of cohabitation between men and dogs dates back to about 12 thousand years ago), the dog is such a versatile animal that it has always been "exploited" in many ways. Today there are about 7 million in Italian homes.

But the altruism and loyalty of the dog also earned him many medals for valor: during the Second World War, an honor was created in Great Britain, the Dickin Medal, which was awarded to the animals that had distinguished themselves for their their heroic actions in war.

More than 25 dogs have since won the medal. The last is Sadie, a labrador who, sniffing a hidden bomb, plagued a massacre in Kabul.

The sign of the Pig is that of honesty and simplicity. They are brave, solid, clear and patient those born in the year symbolized by this animal and for these characteristics are well-liked and appreciated by all. They love the pleasures of life and come together for lunches and meetings, they live with tranquility and balance, creating solid relationships and friendships around them.

Nothing is thrown out of the pig. This sentence sums up well the importance of Sus domestcus in our culture. Its breeding and domestication are very ancient and date back to about 7000 years ago. Since then this animal has filled the tables of many peoples, often taking on a symbol of prosperity, abundance and wealth.

In the photo, a Chinese researcher shows in fluorescent light one of the three transgenic piglets just born in the laboratory of Harbin University, in the north east of the country. Thanks to a gene the animal is phosphorescent. Its use? Help research in the field of many diseases .

You might also like: The Chinese calendar, in use for more than 4700 years, is based on the movements of the Moon and not on those of the Sun as well as those of the West. This means that the two methods of calculating the time are out of phase and the Chinese New Year does not coincide with ours but, depending on the year, it falls between the end of January and the beginning of February. The calendar is also organized in cycles of 12 years, one for each astrological sign of Chinese astrology.
January 31st 2014 begins a new year, under the sign of the Horse.
Legend has it, to explain the presence of the different animals in the Chinese calendar, that the Buddha before he left the earth called to him all living beings.
Only 12 of these went to greet him. To thank them the Enlightened decided to call each year with the name of the animals that came before him. First came the mouse, who was clever and enterprising and used the back of the ox he hid on. Arrived in front of the Buddha the mouse jumped down from the back of the ox and so he arrived first, leaving the second place to the ox. Then came the tiger, the rabbit, the dragon, the snake, the horse, the goat, the monkey, the rooster, the dog and finally the pig.
Below the dates to find out "under which Chinese zodiac sign" you were born
Year of the mouse 1900 (from 3 January 1900 to 18 February 1901)
Year of the bull 1901 (from 19 February 1901 to 7 February 1902)
Year of the tiger 1902 (from 8 February 1902 to 28 January 1903)
Year of the rabbit 1903 (from 29 January 1903 to 15 February 1904)
Year of the dragon 1904 (from 16 February 1904 to 3 February 1905)
Year of the Serpent 1905 (from 4 February 1905 to 24 January 1906)
Year of the horse 1906 (from 25 January 1906 to 12 February 1907)
Year of the goat 1907 (from 13 February 1907 to 1 February 1908)
Year of the Monkey 1908 (from 2 February 1908 to 21 January 1909)
Year of the rooster 1909 (from 22 January 1909 to 9 February 1910)
Year of the dog 1910 (from 10 February 1910 to 29 January 1911)
Year of the pig 1911 (from 30 January 1911 to 17 February 1912)
Year of the mouse 1912 (from 18 February 1912 to 5 February 1913)
Year of the bull 1913 (from 6 February 1913 to 25 January 1914)
Year of the tiger 1914 (from 26 January 1914 to 13 February 1915)
Year of the rabbit 1915 (from 14 February 1915 to 2 February 1916)
Year of the dragon 1916 (from 3 February 1916 to 22 January 1917)
Year of the Serpent 1917 (from 23 January 1917 to 10 February 1918)
Year of the horse 1918 (from 11 February 1918 to 31 January 1919)
Year of the goat 1919 (from 1 February 1919 to 19 February 1920)
Year of the Monkey 1920 (from February 20, 1920 to February 7, 1921)
Year of the rooster 1921 (from 8 February 1921 to 27 January 1922)
Year of the dog 1922 (from 28 January 1922 to 15 February 1923)
Year of the pig 1923 (from 16 February 1923 to 4 February 1924)
Year of the mouse 1924 (from 5 February 1924 to 24 January 1925)
Year of the bull 1925 (from 25 January 1925 to 12 February 1926)
Year of the tiger 1926 (from 13 February 1926 to 1 February 1927)
Year of the rabbit 1927 (from 2 February 1927 to 22 January 1928)
Year of the dragon 1928 (from 23 January 1928 to 9 February 1929)
Year of the Serpent 1929 (from 10 February 1929 to 29 January 1930)
Year of the horse 1930 (from 30 January 1930 to 16 February 1931)
Year of the goat 1931 (from 17 February 1931 to 5 February 1932)
Year of the monkey 1932 (from 6 February 1932 to 25 January 1933)
Year of the rooster 1933 (from 26 January 1933 to 13 February 1934)
Year of the dog 1934 (from 14 February 1934 to 3 February 1935)
Year of the pig 1935 (from 4 February 1935 to 23 January 1936)
Year of the mouse 1936 (from 24 January 1936 to 10 February 1937)
Year of the bull 1937 (from 11 February 1937 to 30 January 1938)
Year of the Tiger 1938 (from 31 January 1938 to 18 February 1939)
Year of the rabbit 1939 (from 19 February 1939 to 7 February 1940)
Year of the dragon 1940 (from 8 February 1940 to 26 January 1941)
Year of the Serpent 1941 (from 27 January 1941 to 14 February 1942)
Year of the horse 1942 (from 15 February 1942 to 4 February 1943)
Year of the goat 1943 (from 5 February 1943 to 24 January 1944)
Year of the monkey 1944 (from 25 January 1944 to 12 February 1945)
Year of the rooster 1945 (from 13 February 1945 to 1 February 1946)
Year of the dog 1946 (from 2 February 1946 to 21 January 1947)
Year of the pig 1947 (from 22 January 1947 to 9 February 1948)
Year of the mouse 1948 (from 10 February 1948 to 28 January 1949)
Year of the Bull 1949 (from 29 January 1949 to 17 February 1950)
Year of the Tiger 1950 (from 17 February 1950 to 5 February 1951)
Year of the rabbit 1951 (from 6 February 1951 to 28 January 1952)
Year of the dragon 1952 (from 27 January 1952 to 13 February 1953)
Year of the Serpent 1953 (from February 14, 1953 to February 2, 1954)
Year of the horse 1954 (from 3 February 1954 to 23 January 1955)
Year of the goat 1955 (from 24 January 1955 to 11 February 1956)
Year of the Monkey 1956 (from 12 February 1956 to 30 January 1957)
Year of the rooster 1957 (from 31 January 1957 to 17 February 1958)
Year of the dog 1958 (from 18 February 1958 to 7 February 1959)
Year of the pig 1959 (from 8 February 1959 to 27 January 1960)
Year of the mouse 1960 (from 28 January 1960 to 14 February 1961)
Year of the bull 1961 (from 15 February 1961 to 4 February 1962)
Year of the Tiger 1962 (from February 5, 1962 to January 24, 1963)
Year of the rabbit 1963 (from 25 January 1963 to 12 February 1964)
Year of the dragon 1964 (from 13 February 1964 to 1 February 1965)
Year of the Serpent 1965 (from 2 February 1965 to 20 January 1966)
Year of the horse 1966 (from 21 January 1966 to 8 February 1967)
Year of the goat 1967 (from 9 February 1967 to 29 January 1968)
Year of the monkey 1968 (from 30 January 1968 to 16 February 1969)
Year of the rooster 1969 (from 17 February 1969 to 5 February 1970)
Year of the dog 1970 (from 6 February 1970 to 26 January 1971)
Year of the pig 1971 (from 27 January 1971 to 14 February 1972)
Year of the mouse 1972 (from 15 February 1972 to 2 February 1973)
Year of the bull 1973 (from 3 February 1973 to 22 January 1974)
Year of the Tiger 1974 (from 23 January 1974 to 10 February 1975)
Year of the rabbit 1975 (from 11 February 1975 to 30 January 1976)
Year of the dragon 1976 (from 31 January 1976 to 17 February 1977)
Year of the Serpent 1977 (from 18 February 1977 to 6 February 1978)
Year of the horse 1978 (from 7 February 1978 to 27 January 1979)
Year of the goat 1979 (from 28 January 1979 to 15 February 1980)
Year of the monkey 1980 (from 16 February 1980 to 4 February 1981)
Year of the rooster 1981 (from 5 February 1981 to 24 January 1982)
Year of the dog 1982 (from 25 January 1982 to 12 February 1983)
Year of the pig 1983 (from 13 February 1983 to 1 February 1984)
Year of the mouse 1984 (from 2 February 1984 to 19 February 1985)
Year of the bull 1985 (from 20 February 1985 to 8 February 1986)
Year of the tiger 1986 (from 9 February 1986 to 28 January 1987)
Year of the bunny 1987 (from 29 January 1987 to 16 February 1988)
Year of the Dragon 1988 (from 17 February 1988 to 5 February 1989)
Year of the Snake 1989 (from 6 February 1989 to 26 January 1990)
Year of the horse 1990 (from 27 January 1990 to 14 February 1991)
Year of the goat 1991 (from 15 February 1991 to 3 February 1992)
Year of the monkey 1992 (from 4 February 1992 to 22 January 1993)
Year of the rooster 1993 (from 23 January 1993 to 9 February 1994)
Year of the dog 1994 (from 10 February 1994 to 30 January 1995)
Year of the pig 1995 (from 31 January 1995 to 18 February 1996)
Year of the mouse 1996 (from 19 February 1996 to 6 February 1979 Year of the bull 1997 (from 7 February 1997 to 27 January 1998)
Year of the tiger 1998 (from 28 January 1998 to 15 February 1999)
Year of the rabbit 1999 (from 16 February 1999 to 4 February 2000)
Year of the Dragon 2000 (from 5 February 2000 to 23 January 2001)
Year of the Snake 2001 (from 24 January 2001 to 11 February 2002)
Year of the horse 2002 (from 12 February 2002 to 31 January 2003)
Year of the 2003 goat (from 1 February 2003 to 21 January 2004)
Year of the monkey 2004 (from January 22nd 2004 to February 8th 2005)
Year of the rooster 2005 (from 9 February 2005 to 28 January 2006)
Year of the dog 2006 (from 29 January 2006 to 17 February 2007)
Year of the 2007 pig (from 18 February 2007 to 6 February 2008)
Year of the mouse 2008 (from 7 February 2008 to 25 January 2009)
Year of the bull 2009 (from 26 January 2009 to 13 February 2010)
Year of the Tiger 2010 (from February 14, 2010 to February 2, 2011)
Year of the rabbit 2011 (from 3 February 2011 to 22 January 2012)
Year of the dragon 2012 (from 23 January 2012 to 9 February 2013)
Year of the Snake 2013 (from 10 February 2013 to 30 January 2014)