The Year of the Rabbit

The year of the rabbit is determined according to the traditional Chinese calendar. To check whether it is the year of the Rabbit, here are some methods: when the year of the AD is divided by 12, the remainder of the result is 7, then it is the year of the Rabbit. The formula is that the number of the year÷12=a quotient, and the remainder is 7. For example: 2011÷12=167······7, then the year of 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit.

Here is a list of the years of the Rabbit: 1891, 1903,1915,1927,1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2023, 2035, 2047, 2059, 2071, 2083, 2095, etc.

The rabbit ranks fourth in the Chinese zodiac. From 5:00 am to 7:00 am, it is also called “the time of the rabbit”. The Zodiac Rabbit is regarded as a symbol of gentleness, purity, elegance, wisdom, and goodness. It has the auspicious meaning of natural detachment and the immortality.

Speaking of the rabbit as the zodiac, the folks have an interesting legend. On the day when the Jade Emperor selected the Zodiac, according to the rules, whoever first arrived would be the zodiac. The tiger and the rabbit agreed that when the chicken crows the first time, then wake up and go straight to the Hall of Heaven. When the chicken called for the first time, the tiger got up but found that the rabbit has ran away. The rabbit ran for a while, looking back and seeing no animal behind him. The rabbit thought that I got up early today, and ran the fastest, and even he slept again, the title of the zodiac also belonged to him. So, it fell asleep on the grass.

Although the tiger has fallen behind, with the tough endurance, and the iron feet that have been practiced in peacetime, it walked fast. When the rabbit was still asleep, it first ran to the Hall of Heaven. A rush of footsteps awakened the rabbit, and when he saw to find that the tiger ran like a gust of wind. The rabbit was in a hurry to catch up. Unfortunately, it still arrived behind the tiger, so it was ranked behind the tiger in the Chinese zodiac.

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