Quote: Originally Posted by MittensKittens Yes, those are used in Korea as well. I have heard it being referred to as the Asian zodiac before. It is a Buddhist thing, though. Honestly, I dont think people calling it Chinese New Year is that big a deal. Same goes with the zodiac. Though the lunar new year is celebrated by other Asian cultures(Korea,Vietnam,previously Japan), it is all because of very heavy Chinese influence in those countries....