January 29, 2006
is the first day of the
There are 3 ways to name a Chinese year:
animal (like a mascot)
This year is known as the Year of the Dog.
12 animal names; so by this system, year names are re-cycled
every 12 years.
By its Formal Name (Stem-Branch)
The new year is the
year of bingxu.
In the 'Stem-Branch' system, the years are named
in 60-year cycles, and the Name of the Year is repeated every
2006 is the 7th year in the current 60-year cycle.
It is Year 4703 by the Chinese calendar.
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