PHOTO MOMENT: Chinese New Year 2015 – Year of the Sheep/Goat

This year, the Chinese New Year will fall on Thursday, February 19, and according to the hallowed annals of the ancient zodiac from which originated the animals and their associated years, we will see the dawn of the Year of the Sheep. The sheep in question is said to be specifically the female Wood Sheep, although some will say it is the Green Sheep. Whichever material or colour the sheep of 2015 will arrive as, the New Year will be a time of new beginnings, family reunions and much excitement.

The sheep is considered a lucky animal, attached to the easy life. An important and ubiquitous creature even today in the rural areas of the world’s most populous nation, the sheep is associated with the elements of earth and wood in the Chinese Five Element theory. Interestingly enough, some users of the Chinese zodiac in fact will state it will soon be the Year of the Goat, another farmyard animal that enjoys nibbling vegetation, although with a range restricted to pastures and mountains in northern China.

The confusion over whether this new lunar year is in honour of the sheep or goat stems from the use of the Mandarin word ‘yang’ to describe this year. The problem is, ‘yang’ can be used to refer to many kinds of herbivorous animals with cloven feet, including sheep, goats, camels and even gazelles, according to Isaac Yue, a professor of Chinese religion and mythology at the University of Hong Kong (interviewed by CNN).

People born in the Year of the Sheep (or Goat or Ram) are said to be tender, kind-hearted, family oriented and endowed with an intelligent nature while being humble and polite. You shouldn’t expect too much boasting bravado or fiery tempers to come out of a Sheep. They are also said to be good with business dealings and can be relied upon to keep the household budget in the black in their everyday economics. They are also aesthetically pleasing with symmetrical faces and figures, if you believe the old legends.

Previous years of the Sheep/Goat this and last century were:- 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003.

Whichever animal takes pride of place in this year’s fantastic celebrations, I’ll be wishing you a very happy Year of the Sheep or Goat.






往年羊/山羊这和上个世纪是: – 1907年,1919年,1931年,1943年,1955年,1967年,1979年,1991年,2003年



Here is our selection of lucky images for the occasion. Enjoy!!!




(c) Sky HD Wallpaper
Via HD Wallpapers Inn
(c) Chinese New Year 2015
(c) AliExpress
(c) Zazzle
(c) Zazzle Australia
(c) Colourbox via Holiday Pictures
(c) Zazzle
(c) via R. Tayal/YouTube GB
(c) playrific


(c) Pixel Jeff/Tumblr
*The Half-Eaten Mind’s first ever bilingual article!!
*Text written mainly at Informa offices at Maple House, Tottenham Court Rd., Euston. Picture sourcing and editing of article carried out at the HEM home office in Plaistow. Published as per normal location listed above.
Chinese New Year 2015 – The Year of Green Wood Sheep or Goat” – Chinese Horoscope Fortune Calendar
“Is it the Year of the Sheep, Goat or Ram?” – , CNN International Edition/Cable News Network/Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (13 February 2015)
“Chinese Zodiac – Sheep / Goat / Ram” – TravelChinaGuide
“2015 Chinese Zodiac Sheep – Year of Sheep” – Legend of Chinese Zodiac
Getty Images via Zemanta.
“Chinese New Year 2015” – Sky HD Wallpaper,
“Animated Happy New Year Wallpaper 2015” – HD Wallpapers Inn
“Chinese New Year 2015 Sheep HD GIF Animated Wallpapers,Images,Pictures” – Namit Kapoor, Chinese New Year 2015 (6 February 2015)
“animated goats Results” – AliExpress,
“2015 Chinese New Year Gifts – Shirts, Posters, Art, & more Gift Ideas” – Zazzle, Zazzle Inc
“Happy New Year Wishes Sms Greeting Card New Year Images Tee 2015” – Holiday Pictures
“Chinese New Year 2015 – Year Of The Sheep/Ram/Goat” – Raghav Tayal, YouTube GB (4 February 2015)
“Chinese New Year 2015 Wallpaper, Images, Pictures in HD” – Kartik Shah, CHINESE NEW YEAR 2015 HAPPY VALENTINES DAY WALLPAPER
“Happy 2015 Year of the Sheep!” – playrific, Playrific® Inc (January 2015)
Pixel Jeff, Tumblr

8 thoughts on “PHOTO MOMENT: Chinese New Year 2015 – Year of the Sheep/Goat

  1. MichelleMarie February 16, 2015 / 6:02 pm

    HI Happy New Year to you sweet friend! I love your painting and all your happy art! Yay!


  2. Aquileana February 21, 2015 / 3:06 am

    Beautiful post Vijay ⭐ … Happy chinese new year! best wishes, Aquileana 😀


  3. akeem54 February 22, 2015 / 11:28 am

    Dear friend, this post is awesome. Though the year is fast approaching first quarter yet i can’t resist the urge to reblog this beautiful work of art of numerous minds. Many thanks for allowing it.


    • halfeatenmind February 22, 2015 / 3:58 pm

      Hi Akeem,

      Thanks very much for your appreciation…and for the reblog 🙂 🙂 🙂



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