Happy Birthday from BlackDog! When does Chinese New Year begin?
The Chinese Zodiac The Chinese Zodiac is based on the Chinese Lunar Calendar.  The Chinese Lundar Calendar is very, very old.  In fact, it is 2,637 years older than ours!  Chinese New Year never begins on January 1st.  It doesn't even begin on the same date each year.  Chinese New Year begins any time between January 21st and February 18th, depending on the date of the new moon in Aquarius.  For example, In 2007 (year of the Pig), BlackDog's 10th birthday, Chinese New Year began February 18th.  Below is a chart showing recent and upcoming Chinese New Year dates.

Year Chinese New Year Begins Animal Sign
2000 February 5 Dragon
2001 January 24 Snake
2002 February 12 Horse
2003 February 1 Sheep
2004 January 22 Monkey
2005 February 9 Rooster
2006 January 29 Dog
2007 February 18 Pig
2008 February 7 Rat
2009 January 26 Ox
2010 February 14 Tiger
2011 February 3 Rabbit
2012 January 23 Dragon
2013 February 10 Snake
2014 January 31 Horse
2015 February 19 Sheep
2016 February 8 Monkey
2017 January 28 Rooster
2018 February 16 Dog
2019 February 5 Pig

Find out your Chinese zodiac birth animal:  Put the year of your birth in the box below to find out what animal is your Chinese Zodiac animal birth sign.  Enter your birth year in long form:  For example, 1996 rather than 96.

Your birth animal is: 

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