The Chinese lunar year is divided into 12 months of 29 or 30 days. The calendar is adjusted to the length of the solar year by the addition of extra months at regular intervals. The years are arranged in major cycles of 60 years. Each successive year is named after one of 12 animals. These 12-year cycles are continuously repeated. The Chinese New Year is celebrated at the second new moon after the winter solstice and falls between January 21 and February 19 on the Gregorian calendar. The year 2007 translates to the Chinese year 4704–4705. The year 2008 translates to the Chinese year 4705–4706.
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On the chart, find the year you were born. Research the traits associated with your Chinese zodiac sign. Does your personality match these traits? Which traits match and which traits don't match. Give examples. Is there a different sign with characteristics that match your personality? Explain which sign is a better match and why.