Chinese New Year Calendar
The Chinese calendar is a lunar calendar, and is based on the cycles of the moon. Owing to the inherent variation in the cycling time and date, the beginning date of the chinese new year calendar does not remain the same every year. Commencement of the chinese new year calendar generally occurs between the late January and the middle of February. The chinese new year calendar 2013 start on the January 23. The lunar chinese new year calendar commands the oldest chronology in the world history, and dates back to the times of Emperor Huang Ti (about 2600 BC).
The Chinese calendar is made up of a cycle of twelve years, which is a part of the 60-year cycle of the Chinese Astrology and Zodiac. As per this concept every Chinese New Year is named after any of the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac. It is noteworthy that the chinese new year calendar is widely used and immensely popular not only in all across the country of China, but also in several other Asian countries such as Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam, etc.
Chinese New Year Calendar Signs
The Chinese calendar comprises of a 12- year cycle, and assigns an animal and a heavenly stem to every New Year. There are twelve animals and ten heavenly stems in the Chinese zodiac, which form the main part of the chinese new year calendar signs. According to the Chinese astrology, the Chinese zodiac animal of the year has lasting influence on the characteristics, behavior, and conduct of the person born in the year. For chinese new year calendar 2013 (which starts from January 23, 2013), the zodiac animal of the year is Dragon, while the heavenly stem is Yang Water.
The twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac or Sheng Xiao (in Chinese language) are, in the right order, as follows - Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. And, the ten heavenly stems consist of the Yin and Yang forms of the five fixed elements, which in the right order, are - Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. These, along with the Chinese Numerals and Shapes of Changing Moon, are the main and major chinese new year calendar signs.
Chinese New Year Calendar for Kids
The chinese new year calendars printed and crafted in a variety of forms, are among the most famous and popular Chinese new year symbols for adults and kids alike. However, the chinese new year calendar for kids are made and crafted in forms of a toy. These calendar toys serve as objects to play with, and also as striking and impressive decorative objects. The most common, inevitable, and popular form of the chinese new year calendar is round as a thin disc. This chinese new year calendar for kids, is marked with the dates of Chinese lunar calendar in Chinese numerals. Also, some chinese new year calendars also contains the dates of Western or Gregorian calendar in Arabic numerals. We offer a variety of chinese new year calendar for kids in diverse elegant sizes and colors, in the categories of free chinese new year calendar and printable chinese new year calendar, which are well-decorated with all important holidays and festivals of China.