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Celebrate the Year of the Pig

Get ready for the lunar new year….February 5th is the first day of the year of the pig! 


The Chinese zodiac is based in classical Chinese philosophy, religious beliefs, and mythology. A popular folk tale explains how the animals of the zodiac came to represent various aspects of human personality and compatibility as they raced to cross a river to determine their places on the zodiac. A lunar year is a year measured by tracking phases of the moon and each animal sign represents an entire year, then the cycle repeats every 12 years. The 12 animal signs are, in order, the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit (or hare), dragon, snake, horse, goat (or sheep), monkey, rooster, dog, and pig (or boar).

Want to know more? 

Check out a few stories at the library. Here’s a list of titles to start:

Chinese New Year

Want to join in a celebration? 

Check out these upcoming happenings at the library.
 

Sources:
Lee, J. H. (2019). Chinese zodiac. In World Book Advanced. Retrieved from
https://www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/article?id=ar756766
Chen, T. (2019). Chinese New Year. In World Book Advanced. Retrieved from
https://www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/article?id=ar750844#tab=homepage
 
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