"Tiger" in regular Chinese characters
The Tiger ( 虎 ) is the third of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Tiger is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol 寅.
People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Tiger", while bearing the following elemental sign:
|Start date||End date||Heavenly branch|
|8 February 1902||28 January 1903||Water Tiger|
|26 January 1914||10 February 1915||Wood Tiger|
|13 February 1926||1 February 1927||Fire Tiger|
|31 January 1938||18 February 1939||Earth Tiger|
|17 February 1950||5 February 1951||Metal Tiger|
|5 February 1962||24 January 1963||Water Tiger|
|23 January 1974||10 February 1975||Wood Tiger|
|9 February 1986||28 January 1987||Fire Tiger|
|28 January 1998||15 February 1999||Earth Tiger|
|14 February 2010||2 February 2011||Metal Tiger|
|1 February 2022||21 January 2023||Water Tiger|
|19 February 2034||7 February 2035||Wood Tiger|
|6 February 2046||25 January 2047||Fire Tiger|
|24 January 2058||11 February 2059||Earth Tiger|
|11 February 2070||30 January 2071||Metal Tiger|
|29 January 2082||16 February 2083||Water Tiger|
|15 February 2094||04 February 2095||Wood Tiger|
|The Five Elements:||Wood|
|Lucky Numbers:||0, 1, 3, 4, 5; Avoid: 6, 7, 8|
|Lucky Flowers:||cineraria [ citation needed ]|
|Lucky Colors:||grey, white, blue, purple, orange, black; Avoid: gold, silver, brown pink|
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