The Year of the Pig

Marissa Jolley, Arts & Entertainment Editor

2019 is a new year and also a new Chinese Zodiac: the year of the pig.

“The Chinese Zodiac is part of an elaborate and laborious system based on Chinese astronomy, cosmology, and divination,” according to The Chinese Zodiac.

Differing from horoscopes, your Chinese zodiac is determined by the year you were born. Some of the years for the pig are: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, and 1935.

In The Chinese Zodiac, it says, “[Chinese Zodiacs’] 60-year cycle is still of crucial importance to modern art historians, for it helps them pinpoint the date of artwork made in much earlier times.” Chinese Zodiacs aren’t just used for fun, but to help us understand how ancient people in China lived. The calendar is still used today by many Asian and Western countries. It is also known as the preeminent calendar of old-world Asia.

According to The Chinese Zodiac, people born in the year of the pig are chivalrous and gallant. They do everything with all of their strength and have tremendous fortitude and great honesty. Although they don’t have many friends, they have close friends. They have a great thirst for knowledge, but don’t talk much.

The pig has a lot to offer 2019. “Though not wasteful spenders, they enjoy life,” said Chinese New Year. They also said, “others may be all talk and no action. Pigs are the opposite.” Pigs have qualities that will help them get through 2019 in a fun way.

Although students at Bingham aren’t born in the year of the Pig, we most likely know someone who is a pig. Most of the kids at Bingham are Dragons, Snakes, Horses, and Sheep/Rams. All of our zodiacs have different characteristics that will help us through 2019 and the next years.