01/25/2016 04:52 EST | Updated 01/25/2016 04:59 EST

Chinese New Year Horoscope: What It Means To Have A Baby Born In The Year Of The Monkey

Chinese New Year falls on February 8, 2016 this year.

Tet celebration, February, 2003
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Tet celebration, February, 2003

Chinese New Year falls on February 8, 2016 this year. On that day, the world will say goodbye to the Year of the Sheep and hello to the Year of the Monkey.

In the Chinese lunar calendar, each year is associated with a zodiac animal on a 12-year cycle. These animals are associated with specific characteristics that are thought to be prominent in people born in that year.

Additionally, one of the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal and water – is also assigned each year and is believed to have a big impact on the Chinese zodiac animals. In 2016, the element is fire.

Now that we know 2016 is the Year of the Fire Monkey, what does this mean for your newborn? Flip through the slideshow below to find out.

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