Year of the Monkey

-font-b-Lucky-b-font-12-zodiac-font-b-Monkey-b-font-wishful-word-blessingIt’s Chinese New Year today, and this year is the year of the Monkey.

The Monkey is the ninth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac. The Years of the Monkey include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028…

The monkey is a clever animal. It is usually compared to a smart person. During the Spring and Autumn Period (770 – 476 BC), the dignified Chinese official title of marquis was pronounced ‘Hou’, the same as the pronunciation of ‘monkey’ in Chinese. The animal was thereby bestowed with an auspicious meaning.

Happy Chinese New Year!

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