The Chinese New Year (year of the Pig) starts Tuesday, February 05th. As is tradition, it will be a day of family reunions and celebrations on the street to commemorate the arrival of the new year. Enjoy Asian culture in any corner of the world!

NEW YEAR TRADITIONS IN CHINA

Fifteen days of celebration go a long way and Chinese citizens and other nearby countries influenced by this culture and the lunar calendar live it in a very intense way. It’s funny how there is time for everything: to be with the family, to meet with friends, to cook or to go out on the street. Traditions and superstitions are everywhere and those days do not take a step without thinking about them.

The fish, for example, is placed in the houses to attract abundance and if it is red it will serve to scare off the Nian, the beast. On the doors, the Guardians are placed to defend those who live there from the presence of evil spirits. The walls and facades are dyed red, symbol of good luck and traditional ravioli are made in the kitchens of the whole country. The houses are swept and cleaned, in addition to leaving all the debts paid to enter the new year on the right foot.

WHAT IS DONE EVERY DAY?

As is tradition, during the first day of the year meat is not eaten to have a long and full life: it is a way to receive the gods of heaven and earth. In addition, it is the great day of the Dragon dance, the highlight of the Spring Festival, as the New Year is also known.

The Chinese Dragon is the symbol of wisdom, culture and wealth. It is one of the most important emblems within the Chinese culture and, during the dance, the artists hold the dragon on posts making it go up and down, giving the impression that the Dragon “dances” as it passes between people accompanied by gongs and drums.

The Lion is also part of the parade and, unlike the Dragon, is usually handled by a single artist and goes through the doors of houses where they have left a red envelope with money and a lettuce, symbol of life and wealth. In the parade that runs through the different streets of the cities of the world, it should not be forgotten that this parade is organized internationally, there are also exhibitions of martial arts and different dances.

In the following days, the children and the ancestors are the protagonists: a day is dedicated to pray to the ancestors and the children pay homage to their parents.
The fifth day is the time to stay at home, since bad luck will haunt you if you decide to visit your family or friends, so take good note if you are in China during those days.

In the days before the end of the New Year, delicious dinners are organized to entertain the family and, in addition, the farmers show the riches of their land and make offerings to the Jade emperor.

The celebration of the New Year can not end without the Lantern Festival, where children are the main protagonists with their lanterns illuminating the darkness of the night.

Chinese Horoscope 2019

The Chinese horoscope brings for this 2019, called the ‘Year of the Pig’, pure energy, creativity, abundance and surprise. Throughout the twelve months of his reign, the pig appears to be a political and social roller coaster, but on a small scale.

In the family, in what is at hand, the year of the pig is a time of achievements and joys. However, although for us the new year begins on January 1, the Chinese horoscope begins on February 05, 2019 (4713 in the Chinese Hsia calendar) and will end on February 6, 2020 (4714).

Do you want to know the predictions for each sign, according to thechinesezodiac.org ?

RAT Those born in 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996.

This year does not represent any relevant eventuality other than the possibility of being emotionally stable, but the situation is presented in a very subtle way, difficult to read for the one who is experiencing it and even less for any spectator.

It’s like riding a horse: it’s hard to see the equine’s legs while it’s on its back. The rat will still be emotionally tired from the experience of the year of the horse, so you should take advantage of the year of the pig to regain strength and relax.

Ox Those who were born in 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997

The pig and the ox collide a little because they are opposite signs and have completely different expectations about what life should be. This is due to the fact that both the buffalo and the pig are called “cellars”, that is to say that in addition to the ground energy yin proper to their signs, inside they have two other energies that are also antagonistic, but that are sufficient to produce residual beneficial energy. .

The buffalo must be calm and be carried away by the madness of the pig without feeling threatened or taken to heart any injury. It is possible that during the spring have some conflicts related to emotions, but nothing serious.

TIGRE Those who were born in 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998

It will be quiet in general; However, there will be small changes that will change your life again, but in the natives of the tiger those cycles are very well defined by their personality and their habits. What before seemed essential to him, he now considers it superfluous.

The pig is one of those signs that brings noticeable changes, beneficial and very well defined because the tiger emotionally opens in a positive way before the influence of the pig. So, to take better advantage of what is coming, it must be organized very well.

RABBIT Those who were born in 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999

There will be great success, but the rabbit woman will be more difficult to obtain recognition from her relatives; therefore, if you stop waiting for your effort to be recognized and you benefit only the benefits you can enjoy this year without getting frustrated by not receiving diplomas and degrees, or by not having time to socialize.

The rabbit is a creature that walks the earth thinking that it is not doing as well as he would like, but everyone knows that the rabbit looks like a cat: it always falls on its four legs. The year of the pig can offer the rabbit everything it needs. This is his year, although the pigt is celebrated in the astral banquet. !! Congratulations!!

DRAGON Those who were born in 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000

You will live a very busy year. That is no surprise to him, because the last five years have not stopped working in the sun and in the shade. It seems that there are no holidays nor will there be any this year either.

But, since the dragon is always in his world, always busy with the great ideas that occupy it, sometimes he does not even realize that he is exhausted. There are few dragons that do not do what they like.

SNAKE Those who were born in 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001

The snake is exhausted. Work, life as a couple, politics, science, social justice … all the exciting activities of the great snake have given him thousands of satisfactions, but enough of that much work …

This year gives him the necessary strength to achieve this transcendental purpose, to legalize what is legalizable, to put in order all the papers and especially the heart, since he will feel eager to settle down and start a family.

HORSE Those born in 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002

The Chinese year is almost over, governed by its own sign, on February 18th. The pig will bring you many pleasant surprises, a bit of calm to heal wounds and health. Oh! Health is the one that went the most for the drainage in that chaotic year.

But from February 4 you will feel better and you can enjoy the mimes of the pig, which will welcome you with hugs, art and, above all, good company. This will be the year of forgiveness and love.

GOAT Those who were born in 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003

This is the year itself. It means that this year will be of internal exploration, self-criticism and constant examinations. All the goats of the world will be inspired. You will feel the great need to focus almost obsessively on your career and your family.

This approach will make the most creative goats bring out all their gifts, their ability to make the world a more livable place. Because it is the year of the pigt it probably suffers less in its own year, but to take advantage of that self-control, the goat has to learn to give in and be less stubborn.

Monkey Those born in 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004

A very intense year is coming. Kinder for the monkey men than for the women of this sign. Love is the great liberation, the opportunity to evolve and be better. 2015 is the appropriate year to achieve a good balance.

But the monkey has to be more disciplined and clear than usual, because the pig year will go like water and soon it will be his own year that is never simple. It will be of vital importance to pay attention throughout this year and leave everything in order.

In this way, the transit during the year of the monkey (2016) will be smooth, and the monkey can become immortal monkey gods, rogues and free.

Rooster Those born in 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005

It is the most ambitious of the signs of the zodiac and is attracted especially by the energy wood, since its metallic nature is ambitious and this energy is what generates more wealth for the rooster.

Until it becomes an “energetic energetic” very prone to bad mood, especially women of this sign, this is a symptom of many complex energetic movements.

The best way to control this impulse of energies is through spirituality, meditation and the different disciplines that exist to master it. If the rooster is willing to face his high and low passions, if he relaxes a bit and enjoys the trip without resistance, this year could be of self-discovery and peace of mind.

DOG Those born in 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

He was very busy during the year of the horse and the pig shows no sign of stopping the whole train. The combination of energies produced by the pig in the dog provokes attachments, the need for recognition in the couple, insecurities and, in extreme cases, the complete denial of love and eroticism.

PIG Those born in 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

This year the pig will be excellent and very desired, since for the pig, although it has very good luck in general, these last years have been difficult, especially for those born in boreal spring / southern winter, regardless of the Energy.

This whole year is about concentration, genius, openness to innovative ideas. The pig protects the pig and gives it a vigorous and beneficial energy, which brings good ideas, privileged memory, strength to work on what interests him most, mental acuity and above all, opportunities to stand out in society, which will attract him fortune .

Congratulations, pigs, they made it: they came to one of the best years of their lives. It will be very exhausting but exciting, only if you let yourself go …