|Girl with Pigs|
This year the Chinese New Year begins on February 5, 2019, the Year of the Pig. Read the legend behind the animals of the Chinese Zodiac here: https://wehavekids.com/education/Chinese-Zodiac-Story
"The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place.
The Pig is also associated with the Earthly Branch and the hours 9–11 in the night. In terms of yin and yang, the Pig is yin. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well." To read more about those born in the Year of Pig go to https://chinesenewyear.net/zodiac/pig/.
The Dog and the Pig – India
The Old Woman and Her Pig - England
The Pig That Went to Church - United States
The Three Green Men of Glen Nevis - Scotland
The Sheep and the Pig Who Set Up House - Norway
The Story of the Three Little Pigs - England
The Enchanted Pig – Andrew Lang
Children’s Books About Pigs: Funny Bedtime Stories
Dltk- kids – Lots of fun pig crafts here that will have you squealing in no time at all.
Asia Education Foundation – Learning activities, teacher’s note and additional references on the Chinese New Year.
Traditions: Chinese New Year Clothes
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