Happy 2015 Chinese New Year of the Sheep

Today is the Chinese New Year of the sheep, J.D. Leather wish you all a happy Spring Festival!

Happy 2015 Chinese New Year of the Sheep

The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a twelve year cycle, each year in that cycle related to an animal sign. These animal signs are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. It is calculated according to Chinese lunar calendar.

The sheep (goat, or ram) is among the animals that people like most. It is gentle and calm. Since ancient times, people have learned to use its fleece to make writing brushes and skin to keep warm. As it is white, people describe delicate and precious white jade to be 'suet jade'. Thus it is close to the meaning of good things.

May the New Year bring many good things and rich blessings to you and all those you love!

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