Chinese New Year 2019 Date: Which Animal Is It This Year? What Is Your Chinese Zodiac Animal?
2019, Year of the Pig (Public Domain Pictures)

We welcomed the New Year on January 1, 2019, Tuesday as per the Gregorian Calendar, the most widely used calendar system in present day. But as per the traditional Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year is a festival that marks the beginning of the new year in the region that have been influenced by, or has relations with, China. So, what is Chinese New Year 2019 date? CNY popularly known as the Spring Festival, is based on the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar (occurring in late January or early February). Another essential thing to know is the ‘animal of the year.’ According to the Chinese Zodiac, each New Year is represented by one of the 12 different animals and Chinese New Year 2019 animal is Pig! We will know in detail about Chinese New Year 2019 date, significance, celebrations, Chinese New Year 2019 animal as well as what is an individual’s Chinese zodiac animal from their birth year. Lucky Fruits for 2019: Eat These Fruits For Prosperity, Good Luck and Wealth on New Year's Eve.

Chinese New Year is one of the world's most notable and widely celebrated festivals. Interestingly, it is the cause of the largest annual mass human migration in the world. According to the Chinese zodiac, also called Shēngxiào in Mandarin is based on a twelve-year cycle. An animal represents each year in that cycle. Those 12 animals as per order are - Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

When is Chinese New Year 2019? Date and Day?

As mentioned above the Chinese New Year date is determined by customary lunisolar Chinese calendar. The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon, which will be appearing between January 21 and February 20, 2019. Now, the observances take place from the evening before the first day of the year to the Lantern Festival. Lantern Festival, also known as Spring Lantern Festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month. Post these calculations, and it has been deduced that the first day of Chinese New Year in 2019 falls on February 5, Tuesday.

What is Animal of Chinese New Year 2019?

According to the Chinese Horoscope Calendar, 2019 is represented by Pig, the twelfth of the 12-year cycle of animals appearing in Chinse Zodiac. The pig is one of the three animals to fall in the four trines of the Chinse zodiac. According to the mythological stories, the Pig was the last to arrive when the Jade Emperor called for the great meeting of his favourite 12 animals. This is why, a pig is given the final order in the Chinese zodiac.

Basic astrology elements of Chinese Zodiac Sign of Pig

1. Earthly Branches of Birth Year: Hai

2. The Five Elements: Water

3. Yin Yang (energy): Yin

4. Lunar Month: Tenth

5. Lucky Numbers: 2, 5, 6, 8

6. Unlucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9

7. Lucky Flowers: Lily of every species

8. Lucky Colours: yellow;

9. Unlucky Colours: Red, Blue

10. Lucky Gemstone: Ruby

11. Season: Winter

12. Closest Western Zodiac: Aries

13. Best Match: Sheep, Rabbit, Tiger

14. Worst Match: Snake, Monkey, Pig

What Is Your Chinese Zodiac Animal?

Your Chinse Zodiac sign animal is based on the year in which you were born. You can find the result of the last sixty years below.

1. Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960

2. Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961

3. Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962

4. Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963

5. Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964

6. Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965

7. Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966

8. Goat: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967

9. Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968

10. Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969

11. Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970

12. Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971

People born in the year 1971, 1983, 1995 and 2007, Chinese New Year 2019 is the Year of the Pig. As the natural element of the Pig is Water, their characteristics are associated with emotions. Being a part of the fourth trine of the Chinese Zodiac, they are also believed to have a calm nature. Pig is symbolic of wealth and fortune in Chinese culture. It is considered a lucky animal.