Chinese New Year Myths

Chinese New Year Myths

The stories date back to thousands of years ago. Here is a collection of a few popular and interesting Chinese New Year myths.
Year of the Pig (Earth Pig Year 2019)

Year of the Pig (Earth Pig Year 2019)

The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party.
Year of the Rooster hosts two versions of 'Start of Spring'

Year of the Rooster hosts two versions of 'Start of Spring'

Since the Year of the Rooster will be longer than usual, starting on January 28, 2017, and ending on February 16, 2018, it will include two versi...
Rooster: A good-luck charm or an inspiration for belligerence

Rooster: A good-luck charm or an inspiration for belligerence

2017's zodiac animal is a domestic fowl that we consume without giving it much thought. But it could be a minefield for cultural misunderstandings ...
The Chinese Zodiac: Which animal are you?

The Chinese Zodiac: Which animal are you?

The Chinese zodiac, or shengxiao, refers to the circle of 12 animals that measure the cycles of time. Signs or animals are determined by the luna...

Chinese Traditional Ox-related Customs

Whipping the Spring Ox The Beginning of Spring (Li Chun in Chinese), as the name indicates, marks the start of a new spring, and usually fal...