3, 2, 1… Happy New Year!

2014 isn’t just a number, for the Chinese calendar, 2014 is also the year of the horse. The Chinese New Year besides being a very important holiday for the people of China, is based on a traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. This simply means rather than having a leap year with an extra day, they have an extra month. An extra month causes the Chinese New Year to fall on a different date each year. Below is a slide show of the animals used in a single 12 year cycle.

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Images from BlazeTBW

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