According to the Chinese Zodiac, year 2016 would be the year of Monkey. The Year of Monkey runs from February 08, 2016 to January 27, 2017. The element involved is Fire. The lucky color for the year would be Red and the associated number is 9. Monkey is the 9th sign in the Chinese zodiac. The associated energy is Yang. People born in the year of Monkey are said to be cheerful, energetic, flexible, wise, charismatic, and have leadership qualities. Their negative traits include being egoistic, arrogant, crafty, restless and snobbish.Monkey natives are usually found to be very skilful. They are quick and intelligent that they often win laurels in studies.