The Chinese calendar follows the lunar schedule which means the new year doesn’t fall on January 1. Chinese New Year 2016 begins on February 8. The Chinese calendar is like the western zodiac in that it has 12 parts. It also adds an animal to each year, on a 12-year rotation. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey. Here’s all you need to know about lunar new year 2016.
Chinese New Year 2016 – Year of the Monkey
2016 is the year of the monkey, and Spring Festival marks the beginning on February 8, 2016.
You are considered a goat under the Chinese zodiac if were born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 or 2016.
Traditionally, the personality of a person born in the year of the monkey is thought to be witty, intelligent and have a personality that’s magnetic. They are mischievous, curious, clever and practical jokers. Monkeys like to take chances and accept challenges. Many prefer
urban settings to rural life.
Chinese New Year 2016 at a Glance
Chinese pronunciation: hou
Chinese New Year: February 8, 2016
Lucky colors: white, blue, gold
Lucky numbers: 4, 9
Lucky flowers: chrysanthemum, crape-myrtle
Years of birth: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Year of the Monkey Predictions
This year holds great promise, especially in the first half of 2016. Prospects for growth and development are strong. Any obstacles in your way can be overcome by your natural abilities, including your pragmatic approach to life. Be determined to get things done and take full advantage of opportunities as they present themselves.
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