Chinese New Years

The origin story of Chinese New Years.

Noah Altman, Contributor

Chinese New Year originated from the ceremony of the Shang Dynasty. The Shang Dynasty was ruled from 1600 to 1046 B.C. In Chinese cultures, animals were to represent the Chinese New Year. They represent the year’s that pass by. They are Dragon, Rat, Ox, Pig, Dog, Tiger, Hare, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey and Rooster. These animals were picked from the emperor. The emperor choose these twelve because he wanted twelve guards to heaven.

Rat  Ox  Tiger  Hare Dragon  Snake Horse  Sheep  Monkey Rooster  Dog Pig
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