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Happy Chinese New Year!
We wish all our Chinese customers, friends and colleagues a Happy New Year!
2019, the year of the Pig. The last of the 12 Chinese Zodiac.
Do you know why the Pig was the last? That is because, in the heavenly race, the lazy Pig was last to finish.
According to the myth, the Jade Emperor said the order of the zodiacs would be decided by the order in which they arrived at his party. The pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place.
The Pig is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) hài (亥), and the hours 9–11 in the night. In terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Pig is yin. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth.
Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well.
Read more about the Chinese Zodiacs.