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Traditionally in China, monkeys are seen as clever and bright. Thus many Chinese plan to have children in years of the Monkey, like 2016, so their "Monkey babies" are blessed by the stars with advantageous qualities. It's forecasted that China will have a baby boom in 2016.
"Nine-tenths of Goats have a bitter life." — This superstitious Chinese-zodiac-related saying has made people think that babies born in years of the Goat mostly have a difficult life and a bad destiny.
Thus many couples didn't want to have babies in 2015, a year of the Goat, often influenced by the more superstitious elders of their families. They deliberately postponed pregnancy so as to have their babies in 2016, a lucky Monkey year.
The Chinese zodiac is an important part of Chinese traditional culture. Every person has his/her own zodiac sign, and the zodiac sign is believed to decide a person's character and destiny.
The Monkey is regarded as a clever, bright,and lucky sign. Monkey sign characteristics include humor, intelligence, and an outgoing nature. So parents believe that a Monkey baby" will have success academically, socially, and generally, leading to a happy life.
Celebrate This Year of the Monkey with Us
The Monkey is regarded as a clever, bright, and lucky sign. Monkey sign characteristics include humor, intelligence, and an outgoing nature. So parents believe that a "Monkey baby" will have success academically, socially, and generally, leading to a happy life.
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