Horse Month of Monkey Year 2016 is a Rare Event on Chinese Lunar Calendar

Today marks the beginning of the rare ‘Horse Month of Monkey Year‘ on the Chinese lunar calendar. The phrase ‘Horse month of Monkey year’ (hóu nián m? yuè) is a commonly used Chinese idiom to refer to a date far in the unforeseeable future.

The name also indicates that something cannot be done within a predictable period of time or that it takes forever for something to happen.

This mysterious month is here for real, from June 5 to July 3 in 2016.

The “Horse month of Monkey year” only appears once in 12 years.