Monday, February 8, 2016

YEAR OF THE MONKEY 2016





The celebration of the Chinese Lunar year is five thousand years old. There are twelve animals in the Chinese calendar; a different one for each year of a twelve year cycle.  The beginning of the Chinese New Year always falls between January 21 and February 21.  This year it begins on February 8 (which is also my son's birthday).  It is the Year Of The Monkey. 


I was born in the Year of the Monkey.  I read that people born in the Year of the Monkey are supposedly "witty, intelligent, and have a magnetic personality."  They are also "mischievous, curious, clever, and naughty."   If you want to know your personality traits, find the year you were born, and google it.

Below are some more transferware monkey patterns. 


"Monkey" child's mug, 19th century.

"Monkey" child's mug, 19th century.

Monkey child's mug, 19th century.

If you want to see other Chinese New Year posts,  follow the links below.

Year of the Sheep/Goat/Ram 2015

Year of the Horse 2014

Dragon for the Chinese New Year 2013


Year of the Monkey 2016

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