which is also known by its formal name of Xin Mao.
2008 Feb 7
2009 Jan 26
2010 Feb 14
2011 Feb 3
2012 Jan 23
- By the zodiac animal
2009 is the Year of the Ox.
2010 is the Year of the Tiger
- By the Stem-Branch Formal Name
2010 is the year of Geng Yin .
2009 is the Year of Ji Chou.
2011 is the 12th year in the current 60-year Cycle.
2010 is the 11th year in the current 60-year Cycle.
2009 is the 10th year in the current 60-year Cycle.
- By its Year Number
2011 is Year 4708 by Chinese Calendar.
2010 is Year 4707 by Chinese Calendar.
2009 is Year 4706 by Chinese Calendar
- Decorate house doors with red scrolls on which Chinese characters are written and hang up red paper lanterns.
- Make sure there are healthy, preferably blooming, plants around the house. They symbolize life and renewal.
- Settle all debts. You must not owe anyone money.
- Thoroughly clean the house before the first day of the year.
- Get a haircut and wear new clothes.