South China Morning Post published 6th Feb the first little new born piggies of Hong Kong fors Lunar New Year.
People who are born in this zodiac year are thought to be compassionate. The article shows how important it is for Chinese people the timing is, even in birth. A Mother called Wong said the she felt lucky her firstborn son was born at 12.33am in the Year of the Pig, not in the previous Year of the Dog.
“He was due on January 30, but I really wanted my boy to be a piglet. We’re lucky, because pigs seem more blissful and carefree,” she said, alongside her newborn, her husband and her medical team.
It is believed that people born in a given year will have a personality determined by that year’s animal. People born in the Year of the Pig are thought to be compassionate, while those in the Year of the Dog are considered loyal.
“I just want his life to be simple and happy. I feel relaxed and touched now, because there was pain for 20 hours and finally he’s here,” she said, as her husband wiped the tears from her cheeks.