Thursday, 11 February 2016

2016 Year of the Monkey!

2016 Year of the Monkey

February 8, 2016 through the 27th of January 2017 according to Chinese calendar is year of the monkey.  There are 12 recurring animals from the Chinese zodiac.  Monkeys are considered clever, cheerful and energetic.  People born under the sign are considered wise, intelligent and confident.

People born in the year of the monkey are called Monkeys in China. Coincidentally, I (Tam) was born in the year of the monkey and my sister-in-law and I have long running nick names for each other Monkey Woman & Monkey Girl. Long story and didn't actually come from the realization I was born in the year of the monkey either.

Did you know chimpanzees often called monkeys are not monkeys? They're actually from the ape family. Traditionally though people have called chimps and other small primates from the ape family monkeys. Monkeys actually have tails, so technically chimps and orangutans are not monkeys. 

Of course we have a collection of monkey (and ape) t-shirts by  The Mountain®. So if you're a monkey and proudly want to display this fact then you can purchase them from Tam's Treasures here.