Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Pig and its celebrities

By Zhou Jing & Zhang Tingting
0 Comment(s)Print E-mail, February 6, 2019

Editor's note: The Chinese Zodiac, also known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a 12-year cycle. Each year in the cycle has an animal symbol and 2019 marks the Year of the Pig. This year's Chinese Lunar New Year falls on Feb. 5, the day on which the Year of the Pig begins. 

The 12-year cycle starts with the rat, followed by the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and finally the pig. The starting and ending dates of each year are calculated according to the Chinese lunar calendar. 

Many people believe that a person's Zodiac animal reflects their personality and governs the development of their life. People born in the Year of the Pig are said to be blessed with good fortune, as pigs are the symbol of wealth in Chinese culture. Here we list the personality traits said to be related to the people born under this Zodiac sign, and pictures of some celebrities so blessed for fun. Together, let us welcome a new year of good fortune.

For people born in the Year of the Pig(Born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)

Their strong points are:

- being sincere and compassionate;

- being enthusiastic and dedicated to their work;

- being able to trust others, while being optimistic and cheerful.

Their weaknesses are:

- being overly passionate, stubborn, conservative and shortsighted;

- sometimes having an unstable temper.

Celebrities who were born in the Year of the Pig:

Elton John (1947, English singer, pianist and composer) [Photo/VCG]
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