Hi! To determine your chinese animal, tell me your birthday. The common misconception is that only birth year is needed to acknowledge your chinese zodiac.
Chinese calendar differs from common grigorian calendar, and from lunar calendar too. It is based on lunar months, that lasts for 29.5 days, and lunar year lasts for 12 or 13 months.
Chinese New Year date is different every year. Sometimes it's 25 january, sometimes 20 february - this is far cry, so people sometimes don't know their real chinese zodiac sign.
You can also find your birth year and New Year date in chinese calendar. Don't forget to share it with friends!
Every chinese animal has it's fate and personality. Chinese calendar is used to make personal horoscopes, find out your lucky days. It's all because this calendar is based not only arithmetic, like gregorian is. There'll be no this calendar without astronomy and moon and stars observe.
Even if you don't beleive in horoscopes and astrology - the Chinese New Year is the main holiday for more than one quarter of all people on Earth! And it's traditions and culture is very interesting.