Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiac Year Tables

By Fercility JiangUpdated Mar. 18, 2021
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The Chinese zodiac, or shengxiao (/shnng-hsyao/ 'born resembling'), is a repeating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by an animal.

In popular Chinese astrology, the zodiac year is determined by the Chinese lunar calendar, and in particular Chinese New Year’s lunar date, which floats within 31 days of the Gregorian calendar(January 20 to February 19). For example...

At 12 am on Chinese New Year 2021 (February 12, 2021), a year of the Rat ends and a year of the Ox begins, which continues till 11:59:59 pm on January 30, 2022 (Chinese New Year’s Eve 2022).

Zodiac Years Table (Year of the ...)

This table of Chinese zodiac years will help you find Chinese zodiac signs and years fast.

E.g.: 1948 is a year of the Rat. If you were born in Chinese calendar 1948 your zodiac sign is the Rat, and you are known as a "Rat".

Rat  Ox Tiger Rabbit Dragon Snake Horse Goat Monkey Rooster Dog Pig
1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971
1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031

If someone's birthday falls in the January/February period (the Chinese/Gregorian calendar overlap), you should check our Chinese Zodiac Dates Tables below to confirm their sign...

12 Chinese Zodiac Year DatesTables (1 for each zodiac sign, Rat–Pig)

Chinese Zodiac Rat Years

Rat Year Zodiac Year Dates Rat Element Yin/Yang
1948 Feb. 10, 1948 – Jan. 28, 1949 Earth Yang
1960 Jan. 28, 1960 – Feb. 14, 1961 Metal (Gold) Yang
1972 Feb. 15, 1972 – Feb. 2, 1973 Water Yang
1984 Feb. 2, 1984 – Feb. 19, 1985 Wood Yang
1996 Feb. 19, 1996 – Feb. 6, 1997 Fire Yang
2008 Feb. 7, 2008 – Jan. 25, 2009 Earth Yang
2020 Jan. 25, 2020 – Feb.11, 2021 Metal (Gold) Yang
2032 Feb. 11, 2032 – Jan. 30, 2033 Water Yang

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Chinese Zodiac Ox Years

Ox Year Zodiac Year Dates Ox Element Yin/Yang
1949 Jan. 29, 1949 – Feb. 16, 1950 Earth Yin
1961 Feb. 15, 1961 – Feb. 4, 1962 Metal Yin
1973 Feb. 3, 1973 – Jan. 22, 1974 Water Yin
1985 Feb. 19, 1985 – Feb. 8, 1986 Wood Yin
1997 Feb. 7, 1997 – Jan. 27, 1998 Fire Yin
2009 Jan. 26, 2009 – Feb. 13, 2010 Earth Yin
2021 Feb. 12, 2021 – Jan. 31, 2022 Metal Yin

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Chinese Zodiac Tiger Years

Tiger Year Zodiac Year Dates Tiger Element Yin/Yang
1950 Feb. 17, 1950 – Feb. 5, 1951 Metal Yang
1962 Feb. 5, 1962 – Jan. 24, 1963 Water Yang
1974 Jan. 23, 1974 – Feb. 10, 1975 Wood Yang
1986 Feb. 9, 1986 – Jan. 28, 1987 Fire Yang
1998 Jan. 28, 1998 – Feb. 15, 1999 Earth Yang
2010 Feb. 14, 2010 – Feb. 2, 2011 Metal Yang
2022 Feb. 1, 2022 – Jan. 21, 2023 Water Yang

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Chinese Zodiac Rabbit Years

Rabbit Years Zodiac Year Dates Rabbit Element Yin/Yang
1951 Feb. 6, 1951 – Jan. 26, 1952 Metal Yin
1963  Jan. 25, 1963 – Feb. 12, 1964 Water Yin
1975 Feb. 11, 1975 – Jan. 30, 1976 Wood Yin
1987 Jan. 29, 1987 – Feb. 16, 1988 Fire Yin
1999 Feb. 16, 1999 – Feb. 4, 2000 Earth Yin
2011 Feb.3, 2011 – Jan. 22, 2012 Metal Yin
2023 Jan. 22, 2023 – Feb. 9, 2024 Water Yin

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Chinese Dragon Years

Dragon Years Zodiac Year Dates Dragon Element Yin/Yang
1952 Jan. 27, 1952 – Feb. 13, 1953 Water Yang
1964 Feb. 13, 1964 – Feb. 1, 1965 Wood Yang
1976 Jan. 31, 1976 – Feb. 17, 1977 Fire Yang
1988 Feb. 17, 1988 – Feb. 5, 1989 Earth Yang
2000 Feb. 5, 2000 – Jan. 23, 2001 Metal Yang
2012 Jan. 23, 2012 – Feb. 9, 2025 Water Yang
2024 Feb. 10, 2024 – Jan. 28, 2025 Wood Yang

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Chinese Zodiac Snake Year

Snake Years Zodiac Year Dates Snake Element Yin/Yang
1953 Feb. 14, 1953 – Feb. 3, 1954 Water Yin
1965 Feb. 2, 1965 – Jan. 20, 1966 Wood Yin
1977 Feb. 18, 1977 – Feb. 6, 1978 Fire Yin
1989 Feb. 6, 1989 – Jan. 26, 1990 Earth Yin
2001 Jan. 24, 2001 – Feb. 11, 2002 Metal Yin
2013 Feb. 10, 2013 – Jan. 30, 2014 Water Yin
2025 Jan. 29, 2025 – Feb. 16, 2026 Wood Yin

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Chinese Zodiac Horse Years

Horse Years Zodiac Year Dates Horse Element Yin/Yang
1954 Feb. 4, 1954 – Jan. 23, 1955 Wood Yang
1966 Jan. 21, 1966 – Feb. 8, 1967 Fire Yang
1978 Feb. 7, 1978 – Jan. 27, 1979 Earth Yang
1990 Jan. 27, 1990 – Feb. 14, 1991 Metal Yang
2002 Feb. 12, 2002 – Feb. 18, 2003 Water Yang
2014 Jan. 31, 2014 – Feb. 18, 2015 Wood Yang
2026 Feb. 17, 2026 – Feb. 5, 2027 Fire Yang

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Chinese Zodiac Goat Years

Goat Years Zodiac Year Dates Goat Element Yin/Yang
1955 Jan. 24, 1955 – Feb. 11, 1956 Wood Yin
1967 Feb. 9, 1967 – Jan. 30, 1968 Fire Yin
1979 Jan. 28, 1979 – Feb. 15, 1980 Earth Yin
1991 Feb. 15, 1991 – Feb. 3, 1992 Metal Yin
2003 Feb. 1, 2003 – Jan. 21, 2004 Water Yin
2015 Feb. 19, 2015 – Feb. 7, 2016 Wood Yin
2027 Feb. 6, 2027 – Jan. 25, 2028 Fire Yin

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Chinese Zodiac Monkey Years

Monkey Years Zodiac Year Dates Monkey Element Yin/Yang
1956 Feb. 12, 1956 – Jan. 30, 1957 Fire Yang
1968 Jan. 30, 1968 – Feb. 16, 1969 Earth Yang
1980 Feb. 16, 1980 – Feb. 4, 1981 Metal Yang
1992 Feb. 4, 1992 – Jan. 22, 1993 Water Yang
2004 Jan. 22, 2004 – Feb. 8, 2005 Wood Yang
2016 Feb. 8, 2016 – Jan. 27, 2017 Fire Yang
2028 Jan. 26, 2028 – Feb. 12, 2029 Earth Yang

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Chinese Zodiac Rooster Years

Rooster Years Zodiac Year Dates Rooster Element Yin/Yang
1957 Jan. 31, 1957 – Feb. 17, 1958 Fire Yin
1969 Feb. 17, 1969 – Feb. 5, 1970 Earth Yin
1981 Feb. 5, 1981 – Jan. 24, 1982 Metal Yin
1993 Jan. 23, 1993 – Feb. 9, 1994 Water Yin
2005 Feb.9, 2005 – Jan. 28, 2006 Wood Yin
2017 Jan. 28, 2017 – Feb. 15, 2018 Fire Yin
2029 Feb. 13, 2029 – Feb. 2, 2030 Earth Yin

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Chinese Zodiac Dog Years

Dog Years Zodiac Year Dates Dog Element Yin/Yang
1958 Feb. 18, 1958 – Feb. 7, 1959 Earth Yang
1970 Feb. 6, 1970 – Jan. 26, 1971 Metal Yang
1982 Jan. 25, 1982 – Feb. 12, 1983 Water Yang
1994 Feb. 10, 1994 – Jan. 30, 1995 Wood Yang
2006 Jan. 29, 2006 – Feb. 17, 2007 Fire Yang
2018 Feb. 16, 2018– Feb. 4, 2019 Earth Yang
2030 Feb. 3, 2030 – Jan. 22, 2031 Metal Yang

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Chinese Zodiac Pig Years

Years Zodiac Year Dates Pig Element Yin/Yang
1959 Feb. 8, 1959 – Jan. 27, 1960 Earth Yin
1971 Jan. 27, 1971 – Feb. 14, 1972 Metal Yin
1983 Feb. 13, 1983 – Feb. 1, 1984 Water Yin
1995 Jan. 30, 1995 – Feb. 18, 1996 Wood Yin
2007 Feb. 17, 2007 – Feb. 6, 2008 Fire Yin
2019 Feb. 4, 2019 – Jan. 24, 2020 Earth Yin
2031 Jan. 22, 2031 – Feb. 10, 2032 Metal Yin

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