The Chinese year 4705 is the year of the boar, and runs from 18th February 2007 to 6th February 2008.
The Chinese Lunar Calendar runs in a series of 12 year and 60 year cycles. Each of the twelve years is represented by an animal symbol.
Australian Gold Bullion "Year of the Pig" Coins by The Perth Mint
Year of the Pig Attributes
People born in a year of the pig are believed to possess the following character traits and attributes.
Honest, straightforward, patient, modest, shy, works quietly behind the scenes, supportive when others disappear, reserved with those they do not know too well, but as time passes and they gain confidence, those around them may discover a lively and warm-hearted person behind an apparent mask of aloofness, trustworthy, reliable, wanting to do everything right according to social norms.
Although they have a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, they have few close friends who understand them and share their inner thoughts and feelings
Pig people are not vengeful. If someone tries to take advantage of them, the pig type tend to withdraw to reflect on the problem and protect themselves. All they need in such situations is a little time to find a constructive way to respond. The people of the pig type are conservative creatures of habit. They dislike being made to travel too far from familiar surroundings, unless it is a trip to the country. They love nature and are never happier than when they are out somewhere, far from the city.
They are tolerant and peaceful, never afraid to allow others their freedom of expression; they do not want to cause arguments and if there is any way to avoid arguing, they will probably take this option. They are not weak, however, and if the situation forces them to fight these people will rise to the occasion, whether it is to defend themselves or those close to them.
People of the Pig type are the most admired by others.
Other Pig Attributes and Associations
Zodiac Location 12th / 12
Ruling hours 9 p.m. - 10.59 p.m.
Direction North Northwest
Season and month Autumn, November
Color Dark Blue
Roughly equivalent western sign Scorpio
Food Celery, all kinds of meats
30 January 1911 - 17 February 1912
16 February 1923 - 4 February 1924
4 February 1935 - 23 January 1936
22 January 1947 - 9 February 1948
8 February 1959 - 27 January 1960
27 January 1971 - 14 February 1972
13 February 1983 - 1 February 1984
31 January 1995 - 18 February 1996
18 February 2007 - 6 February 2008
5 February 2019 - 24 January 2020
2031 - 2032
2043 - 2044
Famous People Born in the Year of the Pig
Andrew Jackson, former President of the United States
Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor and Governor of California
David Letterman, talk show host
Elton John, singer
Ewan McGregor, actor
Fabian Barthez, French football goalkeeper
Henry Ford, inventor and founder of the Ford Motor Company
Hillary Rodham Clinton, United States Senator and wife of former U.S. President Bill Clinton
Humphrey Bogart, actor and star of Casablanca
Jack Ruby, assassin
James Buchanan, former President of the United States
Kevin Spacey, actor
Lee Remick, actress
Leonhard Euler, mathematician
Lucille Ball, actress and comedian
Magic Johnson, basketball player
Mary J Blige, singer
Rachel Weisz, actress
Ronald Reagan, former President of the United States
Thomas Jefferson, former President of the United States
Silver "Year of the Pig" Bullion Coin
A number of countries including China and Australia issue coins bearing Chinese lunar calendar symbols.
Those issued by The Perth Mint in Western Australia are produced in 9999 fine gold and 999 fine silver as bullion coins, in sizes (weights) from 1/20th of an ounce to an enormous 10 kilos. They also produce a number of proof, coloured and collector coins.
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