Happy Chinese New Year (Gold Rat)

Year of the Gold Rat

It is a new cycle of the Chinese Zodiac signs. There are 12 Chinese Zodiac signs and the Rat is the first. Your Zodiac sign is the Rat if your birthday falls on 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, or 2032.

Attributes of the Rat

  • Clever
  • Alert
  • Flexible
  • Energetic
  • Sociable
  • Ambitious
  • Resourceful

Lunar and Solar Calendars Combine

The Year of the Rat will begin on January 25th, 2020 and end on February 11th, 2021 because the Chinese Calendar is based on both lunar and solar calendars. It begins on the beginning of a lunar cycle, but the first lunar cycle in spring season from the solar calendar.

The Twelve Year Cycle will look as such:

  • January 25th, 2020 – Rat (Gold)
  • February 12th, 2021 – Ox (Gold)
  • February 1st, 2022 – Tiger (Water)
  • January 22nd, 2023 – Rabbit (Water)
  • February 10th, 2024 – Dragon (Wood)
  • January 29th, 2025 – Snake (Wood)
  • February 17th, 2026 – Horse (Fire)
  • February 6th, 2027 – Goat (Fire)
  • January 26th, 2028 – Monkey (Earth)
  • February 13th, 2029 – Rooster (Earth)
  • February 3th, 2030 – Dog (Gold)
  • January 23rd, 2031 – Boar (Gold)

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