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Year of the Rat

Lunar New Year 2020 – Year of the Rat

Happy Lunar New Year! I hope you all have a prosperous and amazing year! It is the year of the Metal Rat, and to celebrate is my psychedelic rainbow rat with the Chinese characters for Happy Lunar New Year (xīn nián kuài lè).

The rat is the first sign in the Chinese Zodiac, and their symbol is 鼠 (Shǔ). The Rat is associated with the following years in the Chinese Zodiac: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, and 2020. Those born in the Year of the Rat are said to be insightful, curious, cautious, and hard working. Their best match is the rat, dragon, ox, or monkey. They should avoid anyone from the Horse year.

Their lucky elements are as follows: flower is the lily; colors are blue, green, and gold; numbers are 2, 3, 6, and 8; and direction is West (with northwest and southwest). Their associated element is water. Their energy is Yang.

Rats rule the eleventh lunar month, which corresponds to December 7th to January 5th in the solar calendar. Their season is winter. Their day is Thursday. The hour of the rat is from 23:00 – 00:59 (11:00 PM to 12:59 AM).

Celebrate the new year, or your love for rats! This unique design is available in my online stores for purchase.  Visit my stores below to see all the cool items this is available on.

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