2019 is a Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac, and it's an Earth Pig year. In Chinese astrology, each year belongs to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle.
Recent years of the Pig include 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, and 2031.
The Pig occupies the twelfth position in the Chinese zodiac after the Dog, and before the Rat. If you were born in a Pig year, you are known as a Pig (or ‘belonging to the Pig') in China. Zodiac years are by the Chinese calendar.