In Chinese culture, pigs are a symbol of wealth and their chubby faces and big ears are signs of good fortune. The pig is also the twelfth and final of the Chinese zodiac animals; often associated with generosity and representative of carefree fun, good fortune and wealth.

According to common legend, the Jade Emperor proclaimed that the position of the zodiacs would be decided by the order in which each animal arrived at his party. Unfortunately, the pig overslept on the morning of the party and after arriving late to the Emperor’s celebrations, the pig’s place was cemented as the final Chinese zodiac.

The pig relates to the Earthly Branch, the hours between 9:00pm to 11:00pm in the evening and with yin (阴 – yīn) as opposed to yang (阳-yáng).

Pigs are honest, trusting, educated, sincere, brave and are blessed with good fortune in life.

Recent years of the Pig are: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019