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Enjoy the Chinese New Year – 2020 is the Year of the Rat!

Posted on January 30, 2020 by Leave a comment

Chinese New Year 2020!

The Chinese New Year of the Rat 2020 will be a year of new beginnings! New opportunities for finding true love and earning more money. The Rat is the first sign from the 12 animal cycles of the Chinese Astrology so 2020 is considered a year of new beginnings and renewals.

2020 will be a successful year! The Year of the Rat comes after the Year of the Pig (2019) and before the Year of the Ox (2021). The next year of the Rat won’t be until 2032.

There are 12 Animal Signs According to the 2020 Chinese horoscope. In 2020, the Lunar New Year starts on Saturday, January 25th and ends on February 11th, 2021.

Hundreds of millions of people across China have been celebrating the arrival of the New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival – the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. People from all over the world travel to China to celebrate, and it’s considered the largest annual migration on a global scale. It’s celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar, and is the longest festival of the year. It traditionally runs from Chinese New Year’s Eve on the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month. The first day of the New Year falls between January 21 and February 20.

Regional customs for the celebration of the Chinese New Year vary. Usually, it’s a time for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also tradition for every family to thoroughly clean the house to sweep away bad luck and make way for good luck in the coming year. Homes are decorated in red with themes representing “wealth” and “longevity”. There are fireworks, dragons, lion dances, money given away in red envelopes and more!

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