Year of the Snake – 10 February 2013 to 30 January 2014
Today is the start of the Year of the Snake, the sixth sign of the Chinese zodiac. Just as a snake sheds its skin, snake years are said to bring rebirth and renewal, as well as the potential for great prosperity!
Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be wise, soft-spoken, compassionate, analytical and charming. They are natural leaders, known for their courage and determination.
Famous people born in the year of the snake include Abraham Lincoln (1809), Mohandas Gandhi (1869), Pablo Picasso (1881), John F Kennedy (1917), Martin Luther King (1929), and Bob Dylan (1941).
Chinese Lunar Calendar Infographic
Find out which animal you were born under and which famous people share your Lunar zodiac sign in our fascinating Chinese New Year infographic.