It’s the Chinese Year of the Monkey today and Chester will celebrate in style on Saturday with traditional music, lion and dragon dancing, firecrackers and cultural characters..

The Year of the Monkey, which officially starts today, February 8, covers people born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 and 2004 as well as babies born in the next 12 months.

According to Chinese zodiac, the Monkey is smart, lively and quick-witted. They are gentle and honest, but they can also be jealous and short-tempered.

Related: Chester celebrates Chinese New Year 2016

But what Chinese zodiac sign are you?

The Shēngxiào literally means birth likeness and is also known in English as the Chinese zodiac.

The zodiac sign is based on the year you were born. Find your birth year and this is your zodiac star sign.

However if you were born before Chinese New Year, your star sign will be for the one for the year before. See below for the meanings.

Rat - 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.

Ox - 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021.

Tiger - 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022.

Rabbit - 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023.

Dragon - 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024.

Snake - 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025.

Horse - 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026.

Sheep - 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027.

Monkey - 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028.

Rooster - 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029.

Dog - 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030.

Boar - 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031.

What does your Chinese zodiac sign mean?

In Chinese astrology, there are 12 animal zodiac signs and each have unique characteristics.

Rat - Intelligent, adaptable, quick-witted, charming, artistic, sociable.

Ox - Loyal, reliable, thorough, strong, reasonable, steady, determined.

Tiger - Enthusiastic, courageous, ambitious, leadership, confidence, charismatic.

Rabbit - Trustworthy, empathic, modest, diplomatic, sincere, sociable, caretakers.

Dragon - Lucky, flexible, eccentric, imaginative, artistic, spiritual, charismatic.

Snake - Philosophical, organized, intelligent, intuitive, elegant, attentive, decisive.

Horse - Adaptable, loyal, courageous, ambitious, intelligent, adventurous, strong.

Sheep - Tasteful, crafty, warm, elegant, charming, intuitive, sensitive, calm.

Monkey - Quick-witted, charming, lucky, adaptable, bright, versatile, lively, smart.

Rooster - Honest, energetic, intelligent, flamboyant, flexible, diverse, confident.

Dog - Loyal, sociable, courageous, diligent, steady, lively, adaptable, smart.

Boar - Honorable, philanthropic, determined, optimistic, sincere, sociable.