Happy Chinese (Lunar) New Year of the Pig!

Paper cut image of pig for celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Pig by Fanghong 18 February 2007 shared per dual-license under the GFDL and CC-By-SA-2.5 license from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chinese_paper_cutting-Pig.jpg
Paper cut image of pig for celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Pig by Fanghong 18 February 2007 shared per dual-license under the GFDL and CC-By-SA-2.5 license from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chinese_paper_cutting-Pig.jpg

When I heard that this year is the year of the pig according to the Chinese New Year tradition which follows a lunar calendar, I began to wonder if there are any fairy tales based on pigs. After doing a little searching, I found the tale of The Enchanted Pig included in The Red Fairy Book, a collection of fairy tales gathered together by Andrew Lang. The Enchanted Pig, a Romanian fairy tale, tells the tale of a princess that marries an enchanted pig. … Here, I decided to record it, so you can hear The Enchanted Pig fairy tale for yourself. (Just click on the link below.)

Enjoy! 🙂