新年快樂 (Happy New Year)

Before you question the sanity of the writer, I know that New Year was almost a month ago now (scary!) and I am of course referring to the upcoming celebrations for Chinese New Year, a great and honoured tradition across Asia.

On February 10th 2013, bright and exciting festivals and carnivals will be taking place across China to celebrate what is also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. As this is such a world famous tradition Pandora have created these beautiful Chinese Zodiac Charms.

Pandora Bath now stock these gorgeous Sterling Silver dangly charms for just £35. Even if you aren’t a follower of the Chinese New Year celebrations, (or don’t really know what it’s about) have no fear! Each adorable animal can be easily identifiable as one of your own adored pets or favourite animals, there’s even a dragon in there for those in love with fantasy creatures.

Obviously, we realise that not everyone knows what each animal represents from the Chinese zodiac so here’s a little bit of help for you, along with the birth dates for each symbol.

snake

Pandora Chinese Zodiac Collection – Snake

    Year of the Snake:

• In control, charming, captivating, and value companionship, moral support and love.
– Feb 10th 1929 – Jan 29th 1930
– Jan 27th 1941 – Feb 14th 1942
– Feb 14th 1953 – Feb 2nd 1954
– Feb 2nd 1965 – Jan 20th 1966
– Feb 18th 1977 – Feb 6th 1978
– Feb 6th 1989 – Jan 26th 1990
– Jan 24st 2001 – Feb 11th 2002
– Feb 10th 2013 – Jan 30th 2014

dog

Pandora Chinese Zodiac Collection – Dog

Year of the Dog

• Honest, friendly and sincere, they can be brave, courageous and very committed.
– Feb 14th 1934 – Feb 3rd 1935
– Feb 2nd 1946 – Jan 21st 1947
– Feb 18th 1958 – Feb 7th 1959
– Feb 6th 1970 – Jan 26th 1971
– Jan 25th 1982 – Feb 12th 1983
– Feb 10th 1994 – Jan 30th 1995
– Jan 29th 2006 – Feb 17th 2007
– Feb 16th 2018 – Feb 4th 2019

horse

Pandora Chinese Zodiac Collection – Horse

Year of the Horse
• Often found to be independent, ambitious and confident.
– Jan 30th 1930 – Feb 16th 1931
– Feb 15th 1942 – Feb 4th 1943
– Feb 3rd 1954 – Jan 23rd 1955
– Jan 21st 1966 – Feb 8th 1967
– Feb 7th 1978 – Jan 27th 1979
– Jan 27th 1990 – Feb 14th 1991
– Feb 12th 2002 – Jan 31st 2003
– Jan 31st 2014 – Feb 18th 2015

Sheep

Pandora Chinese Zodiac Collection – Sheep

Year of the Sheep
• Very patient and work well under pressure.
– Feb 17th 1931 – Feb 5th 1932
– Feb 5th 1943 – Jan 24th 1944
– Jan 24th 1955 – Feb 11th 1956
– Feb 9th 1967 – Jan 29th 1968
– Jan 28th 1979 – Feb 15th 1980
– Feb 15th 1991 – Feb 3rd 1992
– Feb 1st 2003 – Jan 21st 2004
– Feb 19th 2015 – Feb 7th 2016

rabbit

Pandora Chinese Zodiac Collection – Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit

• Generous, friendly and tranquil by nature. They pay great attention to detail and like everything to be low-key.
– Feb 2nd 1927 – Jan 22nd 1928
– Feb 19th 1939 – Feb 7th 1940
– Feb 6th 1951 – Jan 26th 1952
– Jan 25th 1963 – Feb 12th 1964
– Feb 11th 1975 – Jan 30th 1976
– Jan 29th 1987 – Feb 16th 1988
– Feb 16th 1999 – Feb 4th 2000
– Feb 3rd 2011 – Jan 22nd 2012
– Jan 22nd 2023 – Feb 9th 2024

monkey

Pandora Chinese Zodiac Collection – Monkey

Year of the Monkey

• Intelligent and have the ability to learn things quickly.
– Feb 6th 1932 – Jan 25th 1933
– Jan 25th 1944 – Feb 12th 1945
– Feb 12th 1956 – Jan 30th 1957
– Jan 30th 1968 – Feb 16th 1969
– Feb 16th 1980 – Feb 4th 1981
– Feb 4th 1992 – Jan 22nd 1993
– Jan 22nd 2004 – Feb 8th 2005
– Feb 8th 2016 – Jan 27th 2017

pig

Pandora Chinese Zodiac Collection – Pig

Year of the Pig

• Found to be tolerant, generous, virtuous and peaceful. Well liked for their honesty and warm nature, meaning they have very few enemies.
– Feb 4th 1935 – Jan 23rd 1936
– Jan 22nd 1947 – Feb 9th 1948
– Feb 8th 1959 – Jan 27th 1960
– Jan 27th 1971 – Feb 14th 1972
– Feb 13th 1983 – Feb 1st 1984
– Jan 31st 1995 – Feb 18th 1996
– Feb 18th 2007 – Feb 6th 2008
– Feb 5th 2019 – Jan 24th 2020

ox

Pandora Chinese Zodiac Collection – Ox

Year of the Ox
• Steady, honest, gentle and reliable. They need peace and quiet to work through their ideas best.
– Jan 24th 1925 – Feb 12th 1926
– Feb 11th 1937 – Jan 30th 1938
– Jan 29th 1949 – Feb 16th 1950
– Feb 15th 1961 – Feb 4th 1962
– Feb 3rd 1973 – Jan 22nd 1974
– Feb 20th 1985 – Feb 8th 1986
– Feb 7th 1997 – Jan 27th 1998
– Jan 26th 2009 – Feb 13th 2010
– Feb 12th 2021 – Jan 31st 2022

rat

Pandora Chinese Zodiac Collection – Rat

Year of the Rat
• Intelligent, charming, ambitious and often very successful in business. Energetic, great organisers and often thrive in managerial positions.
– Jan 24th 1936 – Feb 11th 1937
– Feb 10th 1948 – Jan 29th 1949
– Jan 28th 1960 – Feb 15th 1961
– Feb 15th 1972 – Feb 3rd 1973
– Feb 2nd 1984 – Feb 20th 1985
– Feb 19th 1996 – Feb 7th 1997
– Feb 7th 2008 – Jan 26th 2009
– Jan 25th 2020 – Feb 12th 2021

rooster

Pandora Chinese Zodiac collection – Rooster

Year of the Rooster
• Courageous, brace and wise. Also very creative and have powerful imaginations.
– Jan 26th 1933 – Feb 13th 1934
– Feb 13th 1945 – Feb 1st 1946
– Jan 31st 1957 – Feb 17th 1958
– Feb 17th 1969 – Feb 5th 1970
– Feb 5th 1981 – Jan 24th 1982
– Jan 23rd 1993 – Feb 9th 1994
– Feb 9th 2005 – Jan 28th 2006
– Jan 28th 2017 – Feb 15th 2018

Tiger Pandora

Chinese Zodiac Year of the Tiger

Year of the Tiger

• Determined, enthusiastic and positive with a sense of superiority.
– Feb 13th 1926 – Feb 1st 1927
– Jan 31st 1938 – Feb 18th 1939
– Feb 17th 1950 – Feb 5th 1951
– Feb 5th 1962 – Jan 24th 1963
– Jan 23rd 1974 – Feb 10th 1975
– Feb 9th 1986 – Jan 28th 1987
– Jan 28th 1998 – Feb 15th 1999
– Feb 14th 2010 – Feb 2nd 2011
– Feb 1st 2022 – Jan 21st 2023

dragon

Pandora Chinese Zodiac Collection – Dragon

Year of the Dragon
• Energetic, enthusiastic and with a high level of self confidence
– Jan 23rd 1928 – Feb 9th 1929
– Feb 8th 1940 – Jan 26th 1941
– Jan 27th 1952 – Feb 13th 1953
– Feb 13th 1964 – Feb 1st 1965
– Jan 31st 1976 – Feb 17th 1977
– Feb 17th 1988 – Feb 5th 1989
– Feb 5th 2000 – Jan 23rd 2001
– Jan 23rd 2012 – Feb 9th 2013
– Feb 10th 2024 – Jan 28th 2025

We’re sure you’ll find something fabulous to add to your bracelets even if you don’t celebrate the Chinese New Year. But thanks again to Pandora for finding a way to brighten up what is turning out to be a rather cold and gloomy January.

Natalie

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