Year of the Horse
--  2022  Year of the Tiger
--  2023  Year of the Rabbit
--  2024  Year of the Dragon
--  2025  Year of the Snake
--  2026  Year of the Horse
--  2027  Year of the Goat
--  2028  Year of the Monkey
--  2029  Year of the Rooster
--  2030  Year of the Dog
--  2031  Year of the Pig
--  2032  Year of the Rat
--  2033  Year of the Ox
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Chinese New Year
2026 - The year of the Horse

2026, 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954

17th of February 2026

The noblest of all the signs, horses are popular, quick-witted, charming, cheerful, and talented. Horses are doers and cannot bear inactivity. Industrious and enthusiastic, horses love to be in the centre of things due to their high-spirited nature. Nimble, yet graceful, the horse is a sign of elegance that will charm almost anyone with its wit and ardour.
This intelligence and fluidity will enable horses to fit into all kind of situations, especially with high flyers. Horses work hard and need to put their ideas to test at once. On the flip side, horses get bored easily, detest routine and find it hard to chill. They are hot-tempered and hot-blooded. Quick to warm to an idea, they are also quick to lose interest and trot away. They are impulsive and need to exercise control on their words and actions, as they come across sounding arrogant and condescending when riled up.

There are five types of Horses, each with different characteristics:

Type of Horse Year of Birth Characteristics
Wood Horse 1954, 2014 Irritable and sentimental, with an abundant imagination and insightful analyses of issues
Fire Horse 1906, 1966 Smart, charismatic, lively, overflowing with enthusiasm, but stubborn
Earth Horse 1918, 1978 Optimistic, kind-hearted, righteous, but irritable; with a strong sense of responsibility, and always ready to help others
Gold Horse 1930, 1990 Kind, straightforward, calm, rational, always ready to help others, and popular among friends
Water Horse 1942, 2002 Sentimental, irritable, reliable, amicable, always ready to help others, and very charming for friends of the opposite sex


Famous people born in the Year Of The Horse:

Joe Biden, Ella (Noch Zila binti Aminuddin), Paul McCartney, Angela Merkel, Adam Sandler, Aretha Franklin, Aimee Garcia, Shila Amzah (Nurshahila binti Amir Amzah), Ang Lee, Aretha Franklin, Barbara Streisand, Chopin, Clint Eastwood, Davy Crockett, Denzel Washington, Gema Rowlands, Gilberto Gil, Halley Berry, Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Frank Lampard, Barbra Streisand, Jesse Metcalfe, Jerry Seinfeld, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, John Travolta, Kathleen Turner, Angela Merkel, Michelle Rodriguez, Moises Alou,  President Teddy Roosevelt, Rembrandt, Rene Russo, Rita Hayworth, Robert Wagner, Salma Hayek, Sean Connery, Ted Williams, Tea Leoni, William Baldwin, Petra Taal, Cindy Crawford.

Health: Basically, horse people are very healthy, most likely because they hold a positive attitude towards life. However, heavy responsibility or pressure from their job may make them weak. Therefore horse people shouldn't do overtime too often and then come home very late. Also, they should refuse some invitations to join parties at night.

Career: Jobs involving communicating with others attract horse people most. The sign of horse stands for leadership, management and decision-making. Horse people dislike taking orders. The horse can make it in any career that demands neither solitude nor meditation, for he is an extrovert and he needs to be surrounded by people who approve of him and flatter him. Good career choices for horses include: politician, publicist, sales representative, reporter, language instructor, explorer, inventor, translator, bartender, performer, tour operator, librarian or pilot.
They most likely to achieve great things in life.

The Best Love Match:    

Tiger, Goat and Dog
  Horse and Tiger: Both love freedom and are able to move about without hesitation. They have an exciting interaction with one another and make a dynamic duo.

Horse and Goat: The gentle goat is a good complement for the quick-witted Horse. Both have good common sense and know how to avoid major conflicts. The goat is content to follow the Horse, which suits the Horse just fine.

  Horse and Dog: Both are smart, loyal and hard working. They have mutual admiration and respect, and thus make a solid union.

Words of Caution:    

Don't get along with Rat. The Horse and the Rat will quickly get on each other's nerves and bring out the worst in the other.

Yin/ Yang: Yin
Lucky Directions: East, West, Southwest
Lucky Colors: Green, Yellow
Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 7
Lucky Flowers: calla lily, jasmine
Lucky Months: the 4th, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months
Lucky Days: the 5th and 20th of Chinese lunar months


The Chinese zodiac signs are determined by the lunar year in which you were born. The Chinese believe the animal ruling one's birth year has a profound influence on personality, and destiny.
The saying is: "This animal hides in your heart."

Years Corresponding to Chinese Zodiac Signs:

Rat 1900 1912 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008 2020
Ox 1901 1913 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009 2021
Tiger 1902 1914 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010 2022
Rabbit 1903 1915 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011 2023
Dragon 1904 1916 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012 2024
Snake 1905 1917 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013 2025
Horse 1906 1918 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014 2026
Goat 1907 1919 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015 2027
Monkey 1908 1920 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016 2028
Rooster 1909 1921 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017 2029
Dog 1910 1922 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018 2030
Pig 1911 1923 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019 2031

The date of the Chinese New Year is determined by the Chinese calendar, a lunisolar calendar. The same calendar is used in countries that have adopted the Confucian and Buddhism tradition and in many cultures influenced by the Chinese. Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the new year containing a new moon (some sources even include New Year's Eve) and ends on the Lantern Festival fourteen days later. This occurs around the time of the full moon as each lunation is about 29.53 days in duration. In the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year, on a date between January 21 and February 21.

The Year 2014 is the 4711th Chinese year. The Chinese believe that the first king of China was the Yellow King (he was not the first emperor of China. The Yellow King became king in 2697 B.C., therefore China will enter the 4711th year on January 31st, 2014. Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Rabbit is the 28th Stem-Branch in the cycle. Since 4705 = (60 x 78) + 28, therefore this Horse Year is the 4711th Chinese Year.

Chinese New Year Days

Year Chinese New Year begins Animal sign
2022 February 01 Tiger
2023 January 22 Rabbit
2024 February 10 Dragon
2025 January 29 Snake
2026 February 17 Horse
2027 February 06 Goat
2028 January 26 Monkey
2029 February 13 Rooster
2030 February 03 Dog
2031 January 22 Pig
2032 February 11 Rat
2033 February 01 Ox

Chingay Parade
part of Chinese New Year festivities


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