Happy Chinese New Year – Goat or Sheep?

Happy Chinese New Year. 2015 is the year of the goat, but it is also referred to as the “Year of the Sheep” depending on the language translation.

The confusion stems from the Chinese character “yang,” which can translate in colloquial Chinese as either sheep or goat. In the Western world, it can translate into different meanings. For example, in English, it translates to sheep and in French it translates to goat.

Those people born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1967, 1979, 1991 or 2003 are goats, and can count their lucky colors as brown, red and purple.

Their characters are supposedly kind and peaceable, while their best months are supposedly August and November and their lucky flowers are primroses and carnations.