The Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Spring Festival, falls in line with the Chinese Zodiac which runs in a 12 year cycle. Twelve animals represent each year: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. And each one has its own characteristics just like the zodiac signs.
So, 2019 is the Year of the Pig and in Chinese culture, pigs represent good fortune. Here are the different signs of the Chinese Zodiac for when you were born and what they mean:
Fish 'Steamed fish with ginger, served with Asian greens' more details here
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