Year of the Sheep

Year of the Sheep

Today the Lunar New Year is being celebrated across Asia. This is the Year of the Sheep or Goat or Ram, and could even be the Year of the Antelope. The underlying calendar concept is Chinese, and that language doesn’t differentiate between the various Bovidae of the subfamily Caprinae.

In any case, happy new year.


“A New Year With a Name That’s a Matter of Opinion,” Chris Buckley, New York Times

“Chinese New Year: The year of the ram, or sheep, or goat, or something like that,” Justin Moyer, Washington Post

“Whatever Floats Your Goat: The 2015 Lunar New Year Animal Is Up For Debate,” Hansi Lo Wang, NPR

“Is it the Year of the Sheep, Goat or Ram?” Katie Hunt, CNN


“Happy Ewe Year: Astrological signs bad for the Sheep Year,” Louise Watt, Associated Press

“New Year’s fireworks transformed Beijing’s clear skies into a toxic haze,” Quartz

“Be like sheep, ‘wolf’ of Hong Kong Leung Chun-ying tells citizens,” Reuters via The Guardian

“Most anticipated Tet event kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City,” Trung Hieu, Thanh Nien News

“Red Packet Blues,” Malcolm Scott, Bloomberg Business

“Tech puts new spin on Chinese New Year tradition,” See Kit Tang, CNBC


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