In the Chinese calendar, 2019 marks the Year of the Pig. Discover when the Year of the Pig begins and what this new addition to the Chinese calendar has to offer.
According to the Chinese calendar, 2019 is the Year of the Pig. To be more accurate, it is the Year of the Earth Pig as earth is the governing element of the two year-period corresponding to the year 4717 within the chronology of the Chinese calendar. The last Year of the Earth Pig occurred in 1959.
What does the Zodiac symbol of the Pig represent?
The Pig occupies the 12th and last position in the Chinese Zodiac, symbolizing a compassionate, generous and sympathetic character. Those born under the Zodiac sign of the Pig enjoy helping others but can often dedicate too much of their time and effort to this cause and rarely ask for help from others in return. According to the Chinese calendar, the Pig values honesty and does what it can to maintain peace with others which, although admirable, is a trait which others can easily take advantage of.
Those born under the sign of the Pig are compatible with a Rabbit or Goat and incompatible with the Monkey and Snake.
When does the Year of the Pig begin?
The Year of the Earth Pig will begin on 5th February 2019 and finish on 24th January 2020, marking the beginning of the Year of the Rat.