Happy Year of the Monkey! Did you know that each animal of the Chinese zodiac is also associated with one of the five elements – water, earth, fire, metal, or wood? This is the year of the Fire Monkey. Also, because the Chinese calendar is based on the lunar calendar, not the Gregorian calendar, the new year falls on different days from year to year – somewhere between January 21 and February 20. The current year, then, is 4714 and began February 8, 2016.
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous Year of the Fire Monkey!