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year of the pig

2019 - Year of the Pig

07 Feb

The 2019 Chinese New Year runs February 5th through February 19th. 2019 is The Chinese New Year of the Pig. The Chinese people celebrate the New Year on different dates every year. This celebration is also called The Spring Festival. Ancestors are honored, homes are celebrated, and deities are honored. The Festival includes lots of noise, parades, dragons, and plenty of great food.

Those born the Year of the Pig were born in 1947, 1959, 1971 1983, 1995, 2017 and 2019. Supposedly, the Jade Emperor chose the order of the Chinese Astrological animals in a group of twelve. He hosted a great party and put the animals in place using the order that was determined by when the anima showed up at his party. Rumor has it that the pig ended up in last place because he overslept.

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