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Everything you need to know about Year of the Monkey, 2016

Another year, another chance to revisit the Chinese zodiac.

In Chinese culture, New Year’s Day isn’t January 1st 2016, it’s February 8th. This year that means leaving behind the year of the goat and making way for the monkey. There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac — those born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and this year are monkeys. Here’s what you should know.

Lucky numbers: 4 and 9
Lucky days: the 14th and 28th of any Chinese lunar calendar month
Lucky colours: white, blue, gold
Lucky flowers: chrysanthemum

Monkey Traits, According to Pictures

Those born in the year of the monkey have a magnetic personality.
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Source: Spirituscapere

They are smart, witty and sharp minded…
Source: Strangefunkidz

…but additional traits such as cheekiness and curiosity can lead to problems.
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Source: Flickr

Monkeys get a kick out of a practical joke but can sometimes take things too far. They don’t have bad intentions though, and are quick to learn from mistakes.
Source: Zap2It

Monkeys are crafty and naturally inquisitive. This means they need a life partner who can keep them interested or they become restless. Those born in the year of the ox or the year of the rabbit are most compatible with monkeys.
Source: PlayBuzz

They’re also creative.
Source: The Wondrous

They prefer city life to the country.
Source: Flickr

And are healthy thanks to their active lifestyle.
Source: Ask Ideas

As hard workers, jobs that are taxing to most or require great attention to detail are great for monkeys. Think accounting, engineering, science and even film directing.
Source: YouTube

Do you know a monkey who fits this description?
Share this blog post with them or treat them to a special Chinese New Year
celebration at Oriental Teahouse with a free lion dance show. Bookings essential.

Chapel St: Feb 6, 8pm
Chadstone: Feb 7, 12.30pm
Lt Collins: Feb 11, 1.30pm

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