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Colorful calendars such as this were hung in Chinese homes during the New Year celebrations. This calendar shows the zodiac symbols that served as the traditional year names. During the Lunar Year people in North China would offer sacrifices to the gods of the constellations (symbols for which are pictured here) in order to ensure prosperity during the coming year.

How many animals can you recognize on the calendar?  


Calendar with zodiac symbols                                   source