What is the animal for Chinese New Year 2020?

Chinese New Year

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2020 is the year of the Rat, starting from 25th January 2020 and lasting until 11th February 2021. This Year of the Rat is an unusual 13 months long. If you were born in 1972, 1984, 1996 or 2008, you’re a Rat… no offence intended.

What is the personality of the Year of the Rat?

People born in Rat years are usually well-suited to be administrators, directors, musicians or lawyers. In Chinese astrology, the Rat represents a person who is quick-witted, smart, versatile and good at saving money.

What is good luck on Chinese New Year?

There are many things that people could do to bring luck in 2020. Rat’s lucky numbers are 2 and 3. Their lucky colours are blue, gold and green.

Generally speaking, food plays an important role in Chinese New Year and certain foods which have symbolic meanings of luck and auspiciousness are especially popular and essential during the festival.

What are the 12 animals of Chinese New Year?

The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and the blessed Pig. A Rat year occurs every 12 years and it is the first zodiac sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle.

What is the story behind Chinese New Year?

According to the story of the Great Race, the most famous Chinese zodiac story, in ancient China, the Jade Emperor, the guy who ruled everything, decided to hold a race and honour the first twelve animals to get across their river with their very own year. Many moons ago, it is said that the Rat and the Cat were good friends. The Cat spent most of his days napping so he asked the Rat to wake him up in time for the race and the Rat promised he would. But when the race day arrived, the Rat just set off and forgot to wake up the Cat. With the race underway, the quick-witted Rat made it to the river first and stood there seeking a way across. The Rat slyly asked for help from the next animal who arrived, the diligent Ox. The Rat jumped onto the Ox’s back to cross the river and then jumped down on the other side before the Ox could cross the finish line first. So, the Rat became the first of the zodiac animals to win the race!

Is there a Chinese Year of the Cat?

By the time the Cat woke up from his nap, the race was already finished. That’s why the twelve zodiac animals do not include the Cat... and the Rat always avoids the Cat!