conventional calendar system is represented by 12 symbolic zodiac animals in a
cycle of 12 years. They rotate in the order of the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit,
dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, cock, dog and boar.
The year of 2004
(the 16th year of Heisei) falls on the Monkey in the zodiac
They say that
everyone shares each zodiac animalfs character. So people born in the Year of
the Monkey (`1920,
1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992) are said to form a group easily. Letfs be
careful not to form a rabble@(the
gathering of lots of people without any order and solidarity).