Chinese New Year's Zodiac Predictions for 2019
2019 is represented by the Pig in the Chinese zodiac. Legend has it that the Jade Emperor mandated that the order of the animals in the zodiac would be dictated by the order in which the animals arrived to his party. Pig was the last to arrive because he had overslept, so he was relegated to the twelfth place. It is finally his turn to shine!

Let's see what 2019 has in store for the 12 zodiacs!

Birth year:1935, 1947, 1959, 1971 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
You will see big swings in your fortune this year. Defense is your primary course of action. Take a step back and use it as a way forward. Any action may lead to accidents and followed by vexation. When you come across setbacks, you tend to be affected by negative emotions. You lose confidence, and, if it gets really serious, you think of suicide. You need to learn to introspect and release negative energies.
Birth year:1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Don’t let things worry you; good fortune will come to you. In this year, you are well advised to take things as they come, settle yourself down, and savor the things in your life, big and small. The personal connections you have built will give you an exceedingly nice boost. People will show up at the right time to give you a hand when you are in a bind. They will shield you from the turbulence in life.
Birth year:1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
As you enter the Year of the Pig, your fortune takes a turn for the better. Be ready to open your door to the unstoppable good fortune coming your way. Your path forward will be much smoother. Set out to accomplish the little goals that you couldn’t achieve last year. Put them on your calendar and you will have a good chance of achieving them.
Birth year:1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Dark undercurrents lie underfoot - you will face troubles and arguments this year. Misunderstanding will follow from a lack of communication. Fortunately, people will help you in times of difficulty. Though the road to success is filled with twists and turns, you will eventually emerge from the challenges successful.
Birth year:1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Even the gods are behind your fortune. This will be a year of happiness. With good news from all directions, you can’t stop smiling. Experiencing good luck themselves, people will help you with your career and romantic life. You may run into a few small issues come autumn, but don’t sweat it. Listen to the advice of people around you and all difficulties will be resolved.
Birth year:1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Dust off the gloomy darkness of the last year and your fortune will gradually change for the better. Ideas in your mind finally come to fruition, although the path leading to success is not smooth sailing. This is a fortune of bitterness first and sweetness last. Work hard first and you will earn yourself a brighter future.
Birth year:1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
This is a year of many variables. There are many obstacles on your path forward. Despite your talents, you cannot find a place to demonstrate them. You can’t find time to do the things that you want to do, or you may be misunderstood by those around you. You can’t pin your hope on others this year. By relying only on yourself do you have the chance to emerge from adversity.
Birth year:1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
The harder you work, the more fortunate you become. In the Year of the Pig, your life and your career both need to be advanced with only labor and hard work. If you slack off, you will miss opportunities that are originally yours. You are destined to need to work hard this year. If you come across difficult tasks, hang in there and you will have new harvests.
Birth year:1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
The lucky star shines brightly upon you, good news comes in continuously, and good things find their way to you. Your keyword for this Year of the Pig is home. You must mindfully nurture your home and it will become your warmest haven and greatest support to propel you forward.
Birth year:1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Your fortune waxes and wanes. The environment is not instrumental for taking actions. Side issues always get in the way of your actions. People don’t recognize your talents, and you lament that you have limited opportunities with which to do the things that you wish to do. Do not waver in your resolve or be swayed by others.
Birth year:1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
It will be a comfortable year for you. Your fortune is as bright as the sun and as pleasing as a light breeze. The annoyances of the previous year gradually go away. Your life becomes better and better. Expect pleasant things to happen. You will get nice help from people in this Year of the Pig.
Birth year:1946, 1958, 1970 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
You finally say goodbye to the shock of the setbacks from the previous year, giving rise to the beginning of a brand-new year. Discarding the old for the new is the key to your success, so you need to toss the old ways of thinking and refuse to obey the set rules in order to open up new frontiers.
Upcoming Events
Jewel-Osco Chinese New Year Celebration (02/02/19 and 02/04/19)
Join Chinese American Museum of Chicago in welcoming and celebrating the Year of the Pig at Jewel-Osco's Annual Chinese New Year Celebration.
Chinese New Year Celebration (02/09/19)
Join the Chinese American Museum of Chicago in welcoming and celebrating the Year of the Pig at our Annual Chinese New Year Celebration. The festive event will feature Chinese music, Chinese food, arts and crafts, and more! And what would a Chinese New Year Celebration be without a traditional Chinese lion dance! It's a perfect event for the entire family!
Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade (02/10/19)
Chinese New Year falls on February 5, 2019 (Year of the Pig   , 4717), and the Chinese New Year Parade will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019. The parade will kick off at 1:00 p.m. at  24th Street and Wentworth Avenue . The procession will head north up Wentworth to Cermak Road, and feature marching bands, colorful floats, traditional lion dances, and a special appearance by Ronald McDonald.

Come and see if you can spot our float!
Closing Exhibition
Come see “The Way We Wore: Celebrating Chinese Fashion Heritage,” an exclusive collection celebrating Chinese fashion heritage with donations and loans from the Chinese community, before it closes February 10, 2019.

After that, the first floor gallery will be closed to visitors for three weeks as we prepare it for our next temporary exhibition.
New Exhibition
The Museum is excited to host a new temporary exhibition, The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America , beginning March 2, 2019, to coincide with the 150 th Anniversary of the Golden Spike at Promontory Summit in Utah.

The bilingual exhibit, which features photographs by Li Ju, pays tribute to the approximately 12,000 Chinese workers who completed the west coast portion of the world’s first Transcontinental Railway.

The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America was organized by the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University and Li Ju.
Museum News
Deputy Consul General Huang, Consul Lu and Consul Zhou from the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Chicago visited our museum for the annual bai nian (拜年) and brought the perfect gifts for Chinese New Year!

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