Chinese New Year

Starts: January 25, 2020 at 12:00 am
Ends: February 24, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Gung Hay Fat Choy !!!

On January 25, 2020, the Asian community will celebrate the Lunar New Year, 4718 on Chinese calendars, which is Year of the Rat.

The rat is the first animal of the Chinese Zodiac. In Chinese culture, rats are seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. Those born in the Year of the Rat are clever, quick thinkers; successful, but content with living a quiet and peaceful life.

Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year’s Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, while some may celebrate up to a month.

For more information: Visit our Chinese New Year webpage (part of our Virtual Museum & Virtual Library).