Happy Year of the Rabbit！
Warmest greetings from the WHZJU for a Happy Chinese New Year!
Under the Chinese zodiac, 2023 marks the Year of the Rabbit, starting from Jan. 22, 2023 (Chinese New Year) and lasting to Feb. 9, 2024. In China, people's lives are associated with elements of the animal whether his or her Chinese zodiac sign is a rabbit or not.
The rabbit, which is a translation from the Chinese character Tu, ranks fourth among the 12 animals of the zodiac. As one of the twelve Chinese zodiac animals, the rabbit is not only cute, but also holds many interesting implications. People like the rabbit as it has the symbolic meaning of kindness, peace, wellbeing and being promoted step by step. In Chinese Culture, rabbits have long been regarded as auspicious animals. The rabbit even has a prominet role in the story of Moon Goddess. That's why China's first lunar rover is called the Yu Tu (Jade Rabbit).
How did the Rabbit become one of the 12 animals of the zodiac？