Kung Hei Fat Choi - 2020 Year of the Golden Rat

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2020 is the year of the Golden Rat -- a two-week celebration of food and family starting on January 25, 2020 and ending February 8, 2020. We've got all the details for you so you can celebrate in style.

Tradition says Chinese New Year is held at the oldest living family member's home. Prior to the event there is much preparation. Families clean their homes to remove all clutter and bad omens of the previous year. They wear new clothes and shoes to welcome in the New Year fresh and revived. In the Chinese language tangerine sounds like the word for luck. The orange sounds like wealth. Oranges and tangerines are gifted to friends and family to bestow them with good luck and prosperity during their Chinese New Year gatherings.

lunar new yearIn the Chinese Zodiac the rat is seen as resourceful and extremely smart. Legend has it that the Jade Emperor challenged 12 animals to a race. The rat finished in first place by convincing the hardworking Ox to carry it across a fast running river. Once on the other side the Rat spryly jumped down and raced to the finish line in front of the Ox.

Rats have rich imaginations and are keen observers that will quickly take advantage of any opportunity. However, rats are not courageous. They will be cautious and wary of risk.

They are also perceived as a sign of wealth. If you are born under the sign of the Rat you are an intelligent and quick thinker. You will be content with living a quiet and peaceful life. You should be careful in the selection of words as Rats are considered poor communicators.

Your personality tends to be kind, but your direct method of speaking can come across as rude and impolite. People born in the year of the Rat are generally prosperous as they like hoarding and saving. As avid collectors you may be prone to wasting money on unnecessary things.

Famous rats include Richard Nixon, Eminem, George Bush, Wayne Gretzky, Marlon Brando, Cameron Diaz, Scarlett Johansson and The Rock!

2020 will be a great year – particularly for businesses and entrepreneurs. You will develop your skills and overcome any hindrance. Challenges will be overcome resulting in prosperity and wealth.


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