2020 is a year of the Rat, starting from January 25th, 2020 and lasting until February 11th, 2021. In 2021, a year of the Ox will follow.
Speak from the Chinese zodiac story
The Year of the Rat is the first zodiac sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle. According to the Chinese zodiac story, in the competition held by the Jade Emperor to decide the zodiac animals, the quick-witted rat asked the diligent ox to take him on a ride to cross the river and jumped down before the ox crossed the finish line, so the rat won the race and became the first of the zodiac animals.
Rats are quick-witted, resourceful, and smart. With rich imaginations and sharp observations, they can take advantage of various opportunities well. In Chinese culture, rats represent working diligently and thriftiness, so people born in a Rat year are thought to be wealthy and prosperous.
Holiday staying with families
Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) is a time for families to be together. Chinese New Year’s Eve is the most important time. Wherever they are, people are expected to be home to celebrate the festival with their families.
The Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner is called ‘reunion dinner’, New Year dinners have many meaningful dishes. Like people waiting in New York Time Square to see the ball dropping, Chinese people have the custom of staying up late on Chinese New Year’s Eve to welcome the new year’s arrival. After reunion dinner, families normally sit together to watch the Spring Festival Gala, one of the most watched TV shows in China.
In order to celebrate the traditional Spring Festival, Fanovo is scheduled for a 7 days holiday which is from 23th, Jan. to 30th Jan. We will be back to work on 31th, Jan. 2020.
At the End
We thank you for your support and understanding along the way and may this New Year brings you happiness, wealth, longevity, and good fortune!
Join us to ring in the Lunar New Year, may Good Luck and Prosperity follow you wherever you go.