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Chinese Lunar Year Symbols
The Chinese calendar is based on a twelve year cycle which is determined by the moon. There are twelve symbols, one for each year of the cycle. The Chinese year usually starts in January. We have ignored the start date, and give below a simplified chart showing the Chinese year symbol for each year of the last century.

Chinese Lunar Year Chart
Symbol
Years
Dragon1892190419161928194019521964197619882000
Snake1893190519171929194119531965197719892001
Horse1894190619181930194219541966197819902002
Goat1895190719191931194319551967197919912003
Monkey1896190819201932194419561968198019922004
Cockerel1897190919211933194519571969198119932005
Dog1898191019221934194619581970198219942006
Pig1899191119231935194719591971198319952007
Rat1900191219241936194819601972198419962008
Ox1901191319251937194919611973198519972009
Tiger1902191419261938195019621974198619982010
Rabbit1903191519271939195119631975198719992011

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