Today is the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year which has the sign of the Ox. 2008 was the year of the Rat, while the 2010 will begin on Sunday, February 14, and it will have the sign of the Tiger.
Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It begins according to the Chinese calendar which consists of both Gregorian and lunar-solar calendar systems. Because the track of the new moon changes from year to year, Chinese New Year can begin anytime between late January and mid-February.
Below is a chart that shows the beginning day of Chinese New Year and the animal sign for that year.
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