Grandma’s Tales: The Great Race 

The following ancient folk story, known as the Great Race, describes how the Chinese calendar years got their names. While there are many variations of this story, here is just one example.

The legendary Jade emperor, who was also known as the King of Heaven, once wondered how old he was and decided to establish a system of measurement of time. He decided to create a calendar based on a cycle of 12 years and wanted to name each year after an animal. To select the animals, he called for
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