Chinese New Year marks the beginng of the year under the Chinese zodiac. Like the Western zodiac calendar, the Chinese calendar is divided into 12 parts with assigned animals. The cycles both rotate based on the divisions and both associate personality to the sign under which a person is born. While the Western zodiac assigns an animal to each month, the Chinese zodiac has an entire year for each animal.
Chinese New Year 2015 – Year of the Goat
2015 is the year of the goat, and Chinese New Year 2015 officially begins on February 19, 2015.
You are condisered a goat under the Chinese zodiac if were born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 or 2015.
Traditionally, the personality of a person born in the year of the goat is thought to be mild mannered, pessimistic, shy and sympathetic. They are known to be very charming, creative, dependable, intelligent and calm. Goats like to spend money on fashionable items but are not known to be snobbish.
Chinese New Year 2015 at a Glance
Animal: Goat (aka Sheep or Ram)
Chinese pronunciation: yáng
Chinese New Year: February 19, 2015
Lucky colors: green, red, purple
Lucky numbers: 2, 7
Lucky flowers: carnation, primrose
Years of birth: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Year of the Goat Predictions
- Calmer and more prosperous than 2014 (via Hanz Cua)
- Career: smooth year for work and receive plenty of help when needed
- Health: good health overall, but plan medication in advance when traveling far
- Finance: now is the time to good savings account
- Education: this is the year to take an art or gardening class to express creativity and meet new people
- Love: married couples will enjoy a good year, and singles will find love with the guidance of elders
Learn more about Chinese New Year
- Chinese New Year Animals: A Complete Guide
- Chinese New Year Traditions and Origin Story
- 8 Traditional Chinese New Year Foods
- 18 Facts About Chinese New Year to Impress Your Friends
- Decoration Checklist for Chinese New Year