To celebrate the beginning of Chinese New Year, we thought we’d share a little bit of Chinese magic with you. Well, it’s not actually magic, more like mythology but it seems rather magical to us.
Many years ago, it is said that a 700-year-old piece of parchment was discovered deep within the tomb of a monk in Beijing. The parchment, so the story goes, is now housed in China’s Institute of Science and is believed to reveal a way to predict the gender of an unborn baby, based on the Chinese Lunar Calendar.
According to internet legend, this ancient gender predictor is said to be astonishingly accurate. Every day, thousands of people across the globe ask good old Google if they will have a boy or a girl. More often than not, their search will point them in the direction of the fabled Chinese gender predictor.
Although the true origins of the chart may never be known, we can be certain that the people of China put a lot of stock into its predictions. Each year the chart is reproduced in the Chinese Farmer’s Almanac and is used by families across the nation to plan for their future.
So how does it work? Well, apparently all you need to know to predict the gender of your baby is the age of the mother and the month in which the baby was conceived. Have a look at the Chinese gender predictor below and see if it has been accurate for you or your friends. We’ve had a go and let’s just say we’re sticking with our magic theory.