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.