In response to Seedly' s Li Chun article, doesn't the year of Rat start on 4th February? - Seedly
 

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In response to Seedly' s Li Chun article, doesn't the year of Rat start on 4th February?

Now is still year of the Pig!

The new zodiac starts on Li Chun 立春 . It doesn't change on Lunar new year which we celebrate. This is a misunderstanding by the general public. This is probably due to easy marketing and thus association of the zodiac with the lunar new year.

The zodiac follows the 二十四节气 (24 seasons) , not the lunar cycle. Other common 节气 we hear of are qing ming清明 and dong zhi冬至 (winter solstice). They are really the name of the season on the calender.

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Brandon Ho
Brandon Ho, Community Lead at Seedly
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Answered 2w ago

Hi Yixiong,

I'll bring this up to the Content Team- they'll look into it and amend it accordinly!

Thanks for pointing it out :)

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