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Why is 2019 the Year of the Pig? How the Chinese zodiac’s 12 animals were chosen

Why is 2019 the Year of the Pig? How the Chinese zodiac’s 12 animals were chosen

Interesting article by The South China Morning Post explaining how the Chinese zodiac animals were chosen.

“According to legend, the heavenly Jade Emperor wanted to segment time into cycles of 12 years with an earthly animal guarding each cycle. He sent word that the fastest animals to reach the Heavenly Gate would be chosen, ranked accordingly and have a year in the cycle named after them. Sensing an opportunity, the animals raced against each other to win the emperor’s favour.”

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