Lunar New Year
The Chinese Horoscope
The origins of Chinese astrology remains a mystery. There are 12 signs named after 12 animals.
According to one legend, the Jade Emperor (Emperor of Heaven) called for a contest to invent a way of measuring time. All the animals of the Kingdom were invited to cross a swiftly flowing river and reach a designated spot on the bank.
The first 12 gained a permanent place in the Zodiac by having a year named after them.
People born in that year would inherit some of the personality traits of that animal.