year of the monkey 2016
February 3, 2016
Happy Chinese New Year!
This year, new year day of the Chinese lunar calendar falls on February 8, 2016. It begins the Year of the Monkey, ninth year of the Chinese Zodiac.
Last year, there was the question of whether it was the Year of the Goat, Sheep, or Ram. For the Monkey year, it’s just the monkey.
I am not much of a believer in the different characteristics or personalities attributed to each Chinese Zodiac sign. What it always meant to me is that if someone knows your sign, they pretty much know your age. For example, say you are a Monkey, then you are either just born, 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96 years old, or older. While it could be a little difficult to tell between 84 and 96 year olds, otherwise there are usually tell-able differences to hint at the person’s age.