What You Need to Know For Lunar New Year 2020
January 22, 2020
What is it?
The Lunar New Year actually doesn’t start on January 1st, it officially begins on January 25th. However, the date changes every year based on the cycle of the moon, so in 2021, the Lunar New Year would start on February 12. The annual holiday did originate in China, but other countries like Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, and Vietnam celebrate as well. How people celebrate is varied from culture to culture, but you can expect a lot of traditional food, family time, and overall wishing for prosperity and fortune.
Speaking of fortunes, if you believe in superstitions, the 12 Chinese zodiac signs that correlate with the Lunar New Year, can predict your luck in wealth, relationships, and health. Depending on which year you were born in, you are assigned an animal that represents your personality. These animals are (in order): rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
The list below shows the fortunes of Cypress Ranch students’ Chinese zodiacs for 2020:
If you were born in 2001, you are a snake. Check your fortune for the new year.
If you were born in 2002, you are a horse. Check your fortune for the new year.
If you were born in 2003, you are a sheep/goat. Check your fortune for the new year.
If you were born in 2004, you are a monkey. Check your fortune for the new year.
If you were born in 2005, you are a rooster. Check your fortune for the new year.
Perhaps you want to learn more about Asian culture and Lunar New Year traditions, then click on this article that explains more.