When is Ben Ming Nian for one?

Ben Ming Nian refers to the Chinese lunar year which starts from the Chinese Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) and ends on the Chinese New Year's Eve (the last day of the Chinese lunar year). For example, 2019 is Year of the Pig starting from Feb. 5, 2019 (Chinese New Year) and lasting to Jan. 24, 2020. So, for the person under the Dog sign, Feb. 5, 2019 to Jan. 24, 2020 is his/her Zodiac Year of Birth.

Those born in January and February take care: Chinese (Lunar) New Year moves between 21 January and February 20. If you were born in January or February, check whether your birth date falls before or after Chinese New Year to know what your Chinese zodiac year is.

See the years of each animal below


Years of the Rat:
2008 (Feb.07,2008 – Jan.25,2009)
1996 (Feb.19,1996 – Feb.06,1997)
1984 (Feb.02,1984 – Feb.19,1985)
1972 (Feb.15,1972 – Feb.02,1973)
1960 (Jan.28,1960 – Feb.14,1960)
1948 (Feb.10,1948 – Jan.28,1949)

Years of the Ox:
2009 (Jan.26, 2009 – Feb.13, 2010)
1997 (Feb.07, 1997 – Jan.27, 1998)
1985 (Feb.20, 1985 – Feb.08, 1986)
1973 (Feb.03, 1973 – Jan.22, 1974)
1961 (Feb.15, 1961 – Feb.04, 1962)
1949 (Jan.29, 1949 –  Feb.16, 1950)

Years of the Tiger:
2010 (Feb.14, 2010 – Feb.02, 2011)
1998 (Jan.28, 1998 – Feb.15, 1999)
1986 (Feb.09, 1986 – Jan.28, 1987)
1974 (Jan. 23, 1974 – Feb.10, 1975)
1962 (Feb.05, 1962 – Jan.24, 1963)
1950 (Feb.17, 1950 – Feb.05, 1951)

Years of the Rabbit:
2011 (Feb.03, 2011 – Jan.22, 2012)
1999 (Feb.16, 1999 – Feb.04, 2000)
1987 (Jan.29, 1987 –Feb.16, 1988)
1975 (Feb.11, 1975 – Jan.30, 1976)
1963 (Jan.25, 1963 –Feb.12, 1964)
1951 (Feb.06, 1951 –Jan.26, 1952)

Years of the Dragon:
2012 (Jan.23, 2012 – Feb.09, 2013)
2000 (Feb.05, 2000 – Jan.23, 2001)
1988 (Feb.17, 1988 – Feb.05, 1989)
1976 (Jan. 31, 1976 – Feb.17, 1977)
1964 (Feb.13, 1964 – Feb.01, 1965)
1952 (Jan.27, 1952 –  Feb.13, 1953)

Years of the Snake:
2013 (Feb.10, 2013 –  Jan.30, 2014)
2001 (Jan.24, 2001 –Feb.11, 2002)
1989 (Feb.06, 1989 – Jan.26, 1990)
1977 (Feb.18, 1977 – Feb.06, 1978)
1965 (Feb.02, 1965 –  Jan.20 , 1966)
1953 (Feb.14, 1953 – Feb.02 , 1954)

Years of the Horse:
2014 (Jan.31, 2014 –  Feb.18, 2015)
2002 (Feb.12, 2002 – Jan.31, 2003)
1990 (Jan.27, 1990 – Feb.14, 1991)
1978 (Feb.07, 1978 – Jan.27, 1979)
1966 (Jan.21, 1966 – Feb.08, 1967)
1954 (Feb.03, 1954 – Jan.23, 1955)

Years of the Goat:
2015 (Feb.19, 2015 –  Feb.07, 2016)
2003 (Feb.01, 2003 – Jan.21, 2004)
1991 (Feb.15, 1991 – Feb.03, 1992)
1979 (Jan.28, 1979 – Feb.15, 1980)
1967 (Feb.09, 1967 – Jan.29, 1968)
1955 (Jan.24, 1955 – Feb.11 , 1956)

Years of the Monkey:
2016 (Feb.08, 2016 – Jan.27, 2017)
2004 (Jan.22, 2004 –Feb.08, 2005)
1992 (Feb.04, 1992 – Jan.22, 1993)
1980 (Feb.16, 1980 – Feb.04, 1981)
1968 (Jan.30, 1968 – Feb.1 , 1969)
1956 (Feb.12, 1956 –  Jan.30, 1957)

Years of the Rooster:
2017 (Jan.28, 2017 –  Feb.15, 2018)
2005 (Feb.09, 2005 – Jan.28, 2006)
1993 (Jan.23, 1993 – Feb.09, 1994)
1981 (Feb.05, 1981 – Jan.24, 1982)
1969  (Feb.17, 1969 – Feb.05, 1970)
1957 (Jan.31, 1957 – Feb.17, 1958)

Years of the Dog:
2018 (Feb.16, 2018–  Feb.04, 2019)
2006 (Jan.29, 2006 – Feb.17, 2007)
1994 (Feb.10, 1994 – Jan.30, 1995)
1982 (Jan.25, 1982– Feb.12, 1983)
1970 (Feb.06, 1970 – Jan.26, 1971)
1958 (Feb.18, 1958 – Feb.07, 1959)

Years of the Pig:
2019 (Feb.05, 2019 – Jan.24, 2020)
2007 (Feb.18, 2007 – Feb.06, 2008)
1995 (Jan.31, 1995 – Feb.18, 1996)
1983 (Feb.13, 1983 – Feb.01, 1984)
1971 (Jan.27, 1971 – Feb.24, 1972)
1959 (Feb.08, 1959 – Jan.27, 1960)


Why Lead to China

Plan Your Trip Today