Trivia about the Year of the Pig

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2007 is a Year of the Pig (Fire) which begins on February 18, 2007 and ends on February 6, 2008. The Chinese New Year does not begin on 1st of January, but on a date, which corresponds with the second New Moon after the winter equinox, so it varies from year to year.

The years progress incycles of 12 and each year is represented by an animal. The cycle of 12 is repeated five times to form a large cycle of 60 years, and in each of the 12-year cycle, the animals are ascribed an element (wood, fire, earth, metal or water) with a Yin or Yang characteristics, which determines their characters. Thus, in a cycle of 60 years, no two animals are the same. The Year of the Pig is the last one in the 12-year cycle.

People born in the Year of the Pig are chivalrous and gallant. Whatever they do, they do with all their strength. For Boar Year people, there is no left or right and there is no retreat. They have tremendous fortitude and great honesty. They do not make many friends but they make them for life, and anyone having a Boar Year friend is fortunate for they are extremely loyal. They do not talk much but have a great thirst for knowledge. They study a great deal and are generally well informed. Boar people are quick tempered, yet they hate arguments and quarreling. They are kind to their loved ones. No matter how bad problems seem to be, Boar people try to work them out, honestly if sometimes impulsively. They are most compatible with rabbits and sheep.

Traditional Pig attributes and associations: zodiac location is 12th, ruling hours 9pm – 10:59 p.m., direction is north northwest, season and month is autumn, November, gemstone is topaz, color is dark blue, roughly equivalent western sign is Scorpio, polarity is Yin and food are celery and all kinds of meats.

Boar people are those born in years 1911,1923,1935,1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

Stamps featuring the Year of the Pig

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