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Chinese New Year Zodiac Animals Coloring Pages

The Chinese calendar goes in 12 year cycles that are named after animals in the Chinese Zodiac.

The story is Lord Budhha summoned all the animals, and only 12 came. 
In their honor, Lord Buddha the named the years after the 12 animals. 
The order of the years is based on the order of the animals that came to him. 
After all the 12 years are completed, the cycle is repeated. 

Rat came first by hopping on the back of the Ox who carried him across the river, and then jumping off ahead of him.

Animal

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Characteristics

Rat

Chinese Zodiac Mouse or Rat Coloring Page

Chinese Zodiac Mouse Rat Coloring Page

  • Very smart and opportunist.
  • Charming, humorous,honest, meticulous. Easy to get along with, hard working and thrifty.
  • May be power hungry, petty or greedy, Bright, sociable and highly ambitious.


Ox

Chinese New Year Cow  Coloring Page

Chinese New Year Ox Coloring Page

Year of the Ox: 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021


Symbolizes:  Prosperity through hard work.


Hard working

  • Intelligent, self-confident, patient and methodical, helpful and hardworking. Responsible for family and believes in authority
  • Might appear rigid and slow.  Sometimes too stubborn and traditional.


Tiger

Chinese New Year Zodiac Coloring Page

Year of the Tiger Chinese New Year Coloring Picture

Very ambitious and motivated


  • Courageous, active, and self-assured, a natural leader, passionate and independent.
  • Rebellious and dynamic. A warrior and center of attention. Quick tempered but considerate. Affectionate but careless.

Symbolizes power, passion and daring.

This fearless and fiery fighter is revered as the sign that wards off the three main disasters of a household: fire, thieves and ghosts.


rabbit/Hare

Chinese New Year Zodiac Animal, rabbit Coloring Page

rabbit Chinese New Year Coloring Page, Picture, Graphic

Year of the rabbit: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023


Creative, smart, and calm

  • Peace loving, impeccable manners in the pursuit of a good life, intelligent in business with creative mind
  • Sometimes moody and indifferent.


Dragon

Chinese New Year Dragon Zodiac Coloring Picture

Chinese New Year Dragon Zodiac Coloring Page

Year of the Dragon:: 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024


High energy, born leader, most powerful of the zodiac


  • Full of vitality,self assured, bright and master of success. Magical, shrewd, intuitive, artistic and very lucky.   Can forgive you the moment he gets over his outbursts
  • Can be stubborn, irritable and impulsive, can be worldly, hard to get close to. Somewhat proud and quick-tempered.  The Dragon personality is always attractive.  Takes love and adulation for granted: they are his just due.


Snake/Serpent

Chinese New Year Zodiac Snake Coloring Page

Chinese New Year Zodiac Snake Coloring Page

Year of the Snake:: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025


Very clever and adaptable


  • Philosophical, wise , calm and understanding, elegant to the point of being ostentatious. Charming in personality, elegant in dress. Receptive, deep thinker, likes to judge by intuition.  Fortunate in wealth through life.
  • Often fickle or self-indulgent. Can behave selfishly if crossed, does not communicate well with others.  Trusts own vibrations than others' advice.  

Horse

Chinese Zodiac New Years Horse Coloring Page

Chinese Zodiac New Years Horse Coloring Page

Year of the Horse: 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026


Cheerful, picks up quickly, popular


  • Cheerful, quick-witted and popular. With happy outlook, independent, subjective and self-centered. Also good at handling wealth.
  • Talkative.  May be hot-tempered, rash and headstrong at times. Will fall in love easily and fall out of love just as easily.

Sheep/Ram

Sheep Coloring Page Chinese New Year Zodiac

Sheep Coloring Page Chinese New Year Zodiac

 

Yea of the Sheepr: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027


Peaceful and conservative; likes low risk

  • Intelligent, with mind for business. Good natured and generous.  Righteous, sincere, easily taken in by sob stories. Likely to be mild-mannered, even shy. Fond of children and animals, close to nature and a general homebody.
  • Tend to be pessimistic.  Can be undisciplined and irresponsible. May have somewhat antisocial tendencies. Also indecisive and too passive. Dislikes strict schedules, cannot take too much discipline or criticism.  Apt to mother or even smother objects of his affections. 

Monkey

Monkey Chinese Zodiac Coloring Page, Picture, Graphic

Monkey Chinese Zodiac Coloring Page, Picture, Graphic

Year of the Monkey: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028


Full of energy and extremely clever; Fast learner and has a great memory

  • Lively, witty, inventive and intelligent, a fast learner with good memory. Good at problem solving.  Unbeatable in talent and wealth.
  • Can be too clever and become lazy, opportunistic and manipulative. They also know social skills well but can be selfish and egoistic.


Rooster

Rooster, Chinese Zodiac Coloring Page

Rooster, Chinese Zodiac Coloring Page

Year of the Rooster: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029


A bit stubborn, but deep thinkers who are capable and talented


  • Dramatic but a reputable person who works systematically Hardworking, resourceful, talented and confident.  Vivacious, popular socially.  Can handle money well.
  • Tendency to brag insensitively. Outspoken and loves to attract attention.  Can also be critical to the point of brutality.


Dog

Dog, Chinese Zodiac Coloring Page

Dog, Chinese Zodiac Coloring Page

Year: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030


Loyal, faithful, and responsible

  • Honest, faithful, loyalty and responsibility. Can be prosperous.  practical and realistic.  Honest, intelligent, straightforward.
  • Guarded and defensive, never really relaxed despite outer calm.   Protects the interests of others more avidly than his own.

Pig

Year of the Pig Coloring Page, Chinese Zodiac

Year of the Pig Coloring Page, Chinese Zodiac

Year: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031


Organized for work and fun, likes to enjoy life, and is not one for goals

  • Diligent, courageous and hates quarrels. Sensitive, indulgent and cultured with a streak of earthliness. The Pig is also a perfect friend.
  • Can be self-indulgent to the point of gluttony. Can also be insecure.  Not a deep thinker and rather materialistic, not good at handling money.  


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