The Chinese New Year officially begins on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, and it will be the Year of the Pig. The pig is the 12th and last zodiac animal. Some ancient storied explanations are:
- The pig was the last to arrive at an important meeting because he slept in.
- A wolf destroyed the pig’s house so he had to rebuild it before he could get to the meeting.
- The pig stopped to enjoy a feast while taking part in a race. He resumed the race but not surprisingly came in last.
- Being pretty pudgy, the pig moved the slowest in the race.
Fascinating Facts About Pigs
Although pigs often get associated with being smelly and dirty, they keep quite clean if they are in a temperature-controlled environment. They only roll around in dirt when they get hot, and this is because they cannot sweat.
As far as smarts go, pigs are considered to be one of the most intelligent animals in the world. As pets they can figure out how to open a cupboard and can be trained to shake a hoof and roll over.
Predictions For The Year Of The Pig
The Year of the Pig might just be a positive one for everyone! People born in the Pig Year are attributed with an agreeable personality, balanced lifestyle, hardworking nature and enjoyment of life. These qualities are thought to have a positive influence on all people.
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