Chinese New Year: What To Know About The Year Of The Pig

Chinese New Year: What To Know About The Year Of The Pig

February 5, 2019

I have been a fan of the Chinese Zodiac since I was young and first attended the grand Chinese buffet. They had placemats that had the Chinese Zodiac around the border and I was intrigued that I was the boar. Or what is widely now known as, the pig. 

There are a bunch of different stories about how the Chinese Zodiac determined the order of its animals but my favorite one is that the pig was late to the Jade Emperor's party because he overslept. So by proxy, he was given the 12th place on the Zodiac. Sounds about right for my life. 

With that said, you may be wondering what the year of the pig means and whether or not you're a pig by their standards, so here's what you need to know: 

If 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 is your birth year then you're a year of the pig. Pig is symbol of wealth, their chubby face and big ears are sign of fortune. They listen and communicate well. Optimistic and gentle. They set a goal and go for it.

Basically, if you're a pig by the Chinese Zodiac you have a great personality and can really rake in the fortune if you put your mind to it. 

So go into the world my piggies and make that money and be proud of your swine nature. 

That just doesn't sound right to say but hey, may the luck be in your favor.