We have entered the year of 2010but the Chinese Lunar New Year is yet to come.
For Chinese Lunar calendar (lunisolar)it includes one of the itemsthat is the ShuXiang 属相or ShengXiao 生肖birthpet. It is better to be known as Chinese Zodiac in English. The year of 2010 is the year of Tiger for Chinese Zodiac.
The 12 Chinese Zodiac
How does this Chinese Zodiac divide? The separation of Chinese Zodiac for year 2010 should be counted from which date? Should it be counting from 1st Jan 2010 or the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year?
No! neither both!
The division of Chinese Zodiac is based on the first solar term‘Start of Spring’ LiChun “立春” among the 24 solar terms. That isfrom the date of 4th February 2010 until 3rd February 2011is considered as one yearthe year of Tiger. It is also the year of GengYin 庚寅.