Happy Lunar New Year!
Chinese New Year usually falls between January 21st and February 20th and this year we will be celebrating the Year of the Rat on January 25th. The dates change every year because the festival is based on the Lunar Calendar, which usually defines traditional Chinese events such as Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival.
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the longest Chinese holiday and is traditionally celebrated for 15 days. Spring Festival causes the largest human migration on the planet, with over 3 billion trips expected to be made. Millions of people race to spend the Lunar New Year with their families, celebrating with traditional lion dancers, lanterns, fireworks and lots of food – especially dumplings! Gifts are also exchanged throughout Chinese New Year – usually, red envelopes containing money are given to friends and family.
Traditionally, Chinese people are extremely superstitious. They believe there should be no showering, sweeping or throwing out rubbish at the beginning of Spring Festival. This is to make sure you do not wash away the good luck.
Year of the Rat
According to Asian astrology, your year of birth – and the animal this represents – determines a lot about your personality traits. In Chinese culture, rats are seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. People born in the Year of the Rat are said to be instinctive, acute and alert in nature which makes them brilliant businessmen. They may also be sophisticated and popular in social interaction. They are sanguine and very adaptable, being popular with others. If you were born in 1960, 1972, 1984 or 1996, these traits could apply to you!
We have designed a 2020 year planner which is themed around the Year of the Rat. The year planner is perfect for organising your clinic events throughout the year. Look out for your calendar in your next order!
We hope you have a successful and prosperous 2020, and we look forward to continuing to work together!
Gong Xi Fa Cai!