The Chinese zodiac signs correspond to the Lunar calendar and begin with the new year, on February 5, 2019, and last until January 24, 2020.
Occupying the last spot in the Chinese zodiac, the Pig is one of 12 animals that represent a person’s characteristics based on birth year. 2019 is the Year of the Pig, following the Year of the Dog and preceding the Year of the Rat. The other animals in the zodiac are the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey and Rooster.
These animals all have roots in ancient Chinese culture or are considered lucky. Beyond indicating basic personality traits, these signs include predictions for all facets of a person’s life –– from suitable career paths to the best love matches, as well as lucky/unlucky numbers, colors and more.
To identify everything you need to know about the Chinese Year of the Pig, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed a range of internet sources. We also researched the various customs and beliefs associated with the Chinese zodiac.