29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

Happy Chinese New Year! Out with the horse and in with the sheep (or goat, depending on who you talk to).  Celebrations started yesterday, and will continue until Tuesday. The New Year itself falls on February 19 this year, and since China’s eastern seaboard is eight hours ahead of the UK it’s already begun.

There are a lot of complicated and ancient customs involved in Chinese New Year. It’s an as big (if not bigger) deal as Christmas in the UK, and the movement of people from China’s cities to their rural homes is considered the biggest recurring human migration on Earth.

But for most people in the UK we associate it with colourful parades, fireworks and the 12 animals of the Chinese calendar. So first things first, are you a sheep?

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

2. Pixie Lott

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

3. Eden Hazard

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

4. James Rodríguez

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

5 and 6. Jedward

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

7. Chris Pratt

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

8. Rosamund Pike

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

9. Heath Ledger

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

10. Kate Hudson

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

11. Kourtney Kardashian

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

12. P!nk

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

13. Adam Levine

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

14. Kelis

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

15. Jamie Foxx

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

16. Vin Diesel

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

17. Matt Le Blanc

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

18. Nicole Kidman

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

19. Will Ferrell

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

20. Noel Gallagher

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

21. Bill Gates

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

22. Kris Jenner

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

23. Steve Jobs

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

24. Whoopi Goldberg

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

25. Robert De Niro

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

26. Mick Jagger

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

27. Joan Rivers

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

28. Joan Collins

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

29. Michael Caine

29 celebrities born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep

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