When is Chinese New Year in 2020? What animal is celebrated in 2020 according to Chinese zodiac? Check out what you need to know about this years' Chinese New Year!
Chinese New Year (or "Spring Festival" in modern Mainland China) is China's most important traditional festival and is celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar, which consists of both Gregorian and lunar-solar calendar systems. In general, the Chinese New Year starts anytime between the end of January and mid-February.
When Is Chinese New Year 2020?
The Chinese New Year of 2020 is officially starting on Saturday, January 25th, 2020. The holiday and festival will last until February 8th which is about 15 days in total. As an official public holiday, Chinese people can get seven days' absence from work, from January 24th to 30th, but most will celebrate longer.
The Most Important Dates of Chinese New Year
- Chinese New Year's Eve: the day of family reunions
- Chinese calendar: 除夕 Chúxī /choo-sshee or 'getting-rid-of evening'
- Chinese New Year's Day: the day of (close) family visits and New Year greetings
- Chinese calendar: 初一 Chūyī or choo-ee or 'first 1'
According to the Chinese Zodiac, which is a cycle of 12 different animals, the Chinese year beginning in 2020 is the year of the Rat. So, considering each Chinese zodiac year begins on Chinese New Year's Day, all children that are born on or after January 25th, 2020 are Rat. 2020 Is the Year of the Rat according to Chinese zodiac. The heavenly branch is 'Gold Rat'.
Rat is the twelfth animal sign in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The years of the Rat include 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, and so on.
People born in the Year of the Rat are usually clever, quick thinkers, successful, they appreciate living a quiet and peaceful life, according to Chinese zodiac analysis.
Core Strengths Metal/Gold Rat:
- strong sense of self-awareness
Basic astrology elements
- Earthly Branches: Zi
- Five Elements: Water
- Yin Yang: Yang
- Lunar Month: Eleventh (11)
- Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 6, 8; Avoid: 4, 5, 9
- Lucky Flowers: Lily of each and every species
- Lucky Colors: gold, blue, green; Avoid: yellow, brown
- Season: Winter
- Closest Western Zodiac: Sagittarius
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