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Year of the Pig - 猪年

2019 is the Year of the Pig starting from Feb. 5, 2019 (i.e. Chinese New Year) to Jan. 24, 2020. The Pig is the twelfth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac sign.

According to Chinese legend, the Jade Emperor commanded that the order of the zodiac signs in the calendar, would be decided by the order in which the animals arrived at his party. The Pig was late because it overslept. People have often mistakenly associated pigs with gluttony and laziness. Contrary to that people born in the year of the Pig have a beautiful personality and are blessed with good fortune in life. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Their chubby faces and big ears are considered signs of good fortune.

Although people born in the year of the pig are not frivolous spenders, they are rather partial to spoiling themselves and do enjoy the finer things in life. They love entertainment and will occasionally treat themselves. They can be materialistic, but this is motivation for them to work hard. Being able to hold solid objects in their hands gives them security. They are energetic and are always enthusiastic, even on boring jobs.

Year: 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

Famous People born in the Year of the Pig: Ernest Hemingway, Amy Winehouse and Henry the VIII.

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