The Chinese Zodiac
According to Chinese folklore, each year is named for one of twelve animals.
The Chinese say that the animal ruling the year you were born influences your personality and helps
define your life. Put the year of your birth in the box below and find out what animal is your
Chinese Zodiac animal birth sign.
Please enter your birth year in long form: For example, 1996 rather than 96.
Now that you know your animal birth sign, check to see what you're really like.
Every 12 years the Chinese Zodiac animal cycle begins again. But when is that exactly?
On Chinese New Year, which is based on a lunar calendar. The exact date of Chinese New Year
changes every year. Click here to find out when Chinese New Year begins.
The order of the Chinese zodiac is: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey,
Rooster, Dog, and Pig. The legend is that this order was determined through a race in which the
rat cheated by standing on the ox's head and jumping off ahead of him as they reached the finish line.
Click here to
play a fun Chinese zodiac match game.
Chinese Zodiac computer desktop wallpaper and screen savers -
After you've learned about your personal animal sign, check out
BlackDog's free Chinese Zodiac wallpaper
and don't miss BlackDog's
free Chinese Zodiac screen savers.
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