On Chinese New Year, Feb. 5, 2019, the Year of the Earth Dog will officially be over, and the Year of the Earth Pig will begin. The Pig is the twelfth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac.
According to the myths, the Pig was the last to arrive when the Jade Emperor called for the great meeting. Legend holds that just as the emperor was about to call it a day, an oink and squeal was heard from a little Pig. The term “lazy Pig” is due here as the Pig got hungry during the race, promptly stopped for a feast then fell asleep. After the nap, the Pig continued the race and was named the 12th and last animal of the zodiac cycle.
Typically, those born in the year of the Earth Pigs are good at socializing and maintaining interpersonal relationships.
Lucky things for Pigs include
Colors: yellow, gray, brown
Numbers: 2, 5, 8
Just a few of our favorite and familiar pigs from literature, TV and movies –Porky Pig, Piglet, Babe, Gub Gub (Doctor Dolittle), Napoleon Snowball and Squealer (Animal Farm) Wilbur (Charlotte’s Web) Hamm (Toy Story) Arnold Ziffel (Green Acres) and of course, Miss Piggy.
There is no shortage of ways to surround yourself with pigs this year. Check out these great finds from the shops of the Forget-me-Nots-Daily-Discoveries Team and find the perfect little piglet.
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