Happy new week darlings. Today is the Chinese new year (8th February), commonly known as the Spring Festival, marked by the lunisolar Chinese calender so the date changes from year to year. Thanks to the Chinese new year party at Naya’s school, on Friday i got to learn something new. I had the hardest time trying to get an outfit for her to match the theme of the event. I decided to do some research on this very interesting topic and here are some of the fun facts i got to learn.
Each Chinese New Year is characterized by one of 12 animals which appear in the Chinese Zodiac. The Chinese Zodiac is divided into 12 blocks which last one year each. This year is the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the cycle and the next Year of the Monkey will be in 2028.
People born in the Year of the Monkey are characterised as lively, curious, innovative, mischievous and quick-witted. Some of the famous people born under the monkey sign include Julius Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, Halle Berry. Celine Dion, Will Smith, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez,Demi Lavato, Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor and Christina Aguilera.
Want to know which Chinese Zodiac you are and your unique characteristics? Your sign is derived from the year you were born in the Chinese lunar calendar.
- RAT; 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960- intelligent, charming, sociable
- OX; 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961-loyal, reliable,reasonable, strong
- TIGER; 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962-courageous,charismatic, ambitious, confidence
- RABBIT; 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963-trustworthy,sincere,modest,empathic
- DRAGON; 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964-lucky, eccentric,artistic, imaginative
- SNAKE; 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965-organized, intelligent, elegant, attentive, decisive
- HORSE; 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966-adaptable, loyal, ambitious, intelligent, courageous
- SHEEP; 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967-tasteful, crafty, elegant, intuitive,sensitive
9. MONKEY; 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968-charming, lucky, adaptable, versatile, bright, lively
10.ROOSTER; 2017, 2005,1993, 1981, 1969-honest, energetic,flamboyant, confident,diverse
11.DOG; 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970-loyal,sociable, courageous,steady, smart, lively
12.PIG; 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971-honorable, philanthropic, sincere, optimistic
Thanks so much for stopping by
With lots of love from Naya David
My dress is from Sunshine Baby (Garden City Mall)
My white sandals are from Woolworths
Photography by Joe of Cremme Photography