Chinese New Year 2016 - Year of the Monkey
The date for the Chinese New Year in 2016 is February 8th. This is the year of the Fire Monkey.
2016 is the year of the Monkey. It is the Fire Hóu (火 猴) year of the Fire Monkey. Fire is the third of the ten celestial stems and 猴 Hóu (Monkey) is the ninth of the twelve terrestrial branches.
Unlike western calendars, the Chinese calendar has names that are repeated every 60 years. Within the 'Stem-Branch' system is shorter cycle of 12 years denoted by animals:
The fact that the date of Chinese New Year varies within about a month is a clue that it's linked to the new moon. A rough, and almost infallible guide is that the Chinese New Year follows the second new moon after the winter solstice. The winter solstice always falls on December 21st, the next new moon is on January 10th 2016, and the second new moon is on February 8th 2016.
Year of the Monkey
The monkey ranks ninth of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac. The monkey is a clever animal and is frequently compared to a smart person. Pictures of monkeys are often placed on walls and doors to bring good fortune.
Characteristics of Monkey People
2016 is the Year of the Fire Monkey, fire being the dominant element this year. (the other elements are wood, metal, water and earth)
Fire brings huge energy and determination to the Monkeys. They strive to gain the upper hand and like nothing better than to be at the top of the tree. Being recognised for their achievements gives them greater job satisfaction than money.
In business they are good negotiators, persuasive and organised, but can get 'burnt' by taking risky shortcuts.
Fire monkey women, will be willing to give up their own wealth or
dreams to raise their family and to ensure their spouse and children are
Lucky colours: white, gold, blue. Avoid red, black.
Famous People Born in the Year of the Monkey
Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens, George Gordon Byron, Alexander Dumas, Yao Ming, Celine Dion, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Christina Aguilera, Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Douglas, Owen Wilson, Daniel Craig, Mick Jagger, Julius Caesar, Bette Davis, Annie Oakley, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry S Truman, Captain Cook, Cuba Gooding Jr., Patricia Arquette, Alyson Stoner, Christina Ricci, Mitchell Musso, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Empress Wu Zetian of China's Tang Dynasty (618 - 907)
More Monkey One-liners to Drive you Crackers
The lunar Chinese New Year (CNY) calendar below shows which of 12 animals you are! Naturally the animal depends on the year in which you were born. Note: if you were born in January or February you need to check if your birthday was before or after the date of that Chinese New Year. (If it was before this day your animal is the one shown for the previous year).
60 Year Cycle of the Chinese New Year Calendar
Unlike western calendars, the Chinese calendar has names that are repeated every 60 years. Within the 'Stem-Branch' system is shorter 'Celestial' cycle of 12 years denoted by animals. Furthermore, the Chinese believe that people born in a particular year take on the characteristics of the animal associated with that year.
Another dimension of the Chinese zodiac is the 5 'Terrestrial' elements of metal, water, wood, fire and earth.
If the year ends in 0 it is Yang Metal.
Start date for the Chinese New Year Calendar 2014 and following years
The lunar Chinese New Years dates are:
Dates for Chinese Valentine's Day
'When is the Chinese Valentine's Day in 2016?', is sure to be a question in quiz. So be prepared, know the date, and remember the golden rule, 7th day of the 7th month of the Chinese calendar. 9th August 2016. Qīxī Jié (七夕節).
搞笑清洁笑话 in Chinese roughly translates into clean funny jokes.
干净免费笑话,故事图片、视频剪辑 means clean free jokes, stories pictures and video-clips.
More Monkey Jokes
A young pet monkey had an accident and needed a brain transplant. The veterinarian told the monkey's human family, "Brains are very expensive, and you will have to pay the cost yourselves."
"Well, how much does a brain cost?" asked the family.
"For a male brain, $500,000. For a female brain, $200,000," replied
"Standard pricing practice," said the vet. "The female brains have to be marked down because they've actually been used!".
NASA decided to send a shuttle into space with two monkeys and an astronaut on board. After months of training, they placed all three in the shuttle and prepared for launch.
Mission Control Center announced, "This is Mission Control to Monkey One. Do your stuff."
The first monkey began frantically typing and the shuttle took off.
Two hours later, NASA's mission control center announced, "This is Mission Control to Monkey Two. Do your stuff."
The second monkey started typing like mad and the shuttle separated from the empty fuel tanks.
Another two hours later Mission Control Center announced, "This is Mission Control to Astronaut ... "
At this, the astronaut shouted "I know, I know - feed the monkeys and don't touch anything."
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