Happy New Year

It is only a few days before Chinese New Year, which is on 19 February (2015, in case you have only just woken up, Rip).

As is traditional, there is an animal association for the coming year, but is it a sheep or a goat?

You can read an authoritative account by Professor Mair at Language Log. I think that the correct answer is: both.

Let me be the first to wish you a Happy New Year of the sheep+goat.