2023...The year of the RABBIT

What is the Chinese zodiac? “Each person has one, each family has several, and the whole world has 12.” Without much knowledge of Chinese culture, guessing the answer to this ancient Chinese riddle is difficult. For those in the know, however, the answer is obvious: it’s referring to the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. 

 Brief introduction to the Chinese zodiac In Chinese, these 12 zodiac animals are called 12 生肖 (shēngxiào). These animals, in their order of appearance, are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat (also translated as Ram and Sheep), Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

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