For the Chinese, the New Year in January or February marks the beginning and end of a new zodiac year. Zodiac animals, each of which represents a year in the 12year cycle, are said to embody certain characteristics. If you were born between January 22 and February 9, 2023, youll be a Rabbit for the entire year. Beginning on February 1, 2022, and concluding on January 21, 2023, is the Year of the Tiger. Chinese culture holds that ones birth year determines ones Chinese zodiac sign, which in turn influences ones horoscope, personality, and romantic compatibility.