Divided into a 12 year cycle, each Chinese lunar year is represented by an animal. Similar to western astrology, the characteristics of the animal that rules a particular year will define a person from that birth-year. Chinese New Year 2009 is on January 26, 2009. It is the Year of the Ox.
Traits: the Ox is a real monolith, considered to be stable, solid, tenacious, & obstinate. It is also independent & discreet, & does not meddle in the affairs of others. It is incapable of frivolity & speaks only on the basis of sound knowledge & can display the qualities of a first-class orator. The Ox's quiet strength, its sober intelligence & logic, its competence & sense of responsibility, makes the Ox highly trustworthy. It is an excellent leader & demands as much of itself as of others.
Commemorate the Year of the Ox with our Ox Piggy Banks. They can also stand alone as statues.