Chinese New Year 2015 will be the year of the goat A very old custom is to name the years by one of 12 animals in their zodiac cycle. Many Chinese still believe in astrology and other New Year superstitions.
For people born in the year of the goat (1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 ), 2015 is considered an auspicious year. "Goats" are said to like to be in groups. They are honest, intimate, and can be easily moved by the misfortune of others.
Chinese New Year is celebrated worldwide to mark the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year and celebrations can last for about 15 days.
The Chinese New Year for 2014 is on January 31 and marks the start of the Year of the Horse.