We rang in the Chinese New Year with a celebratory brunch on January 26, 2020.
2020 is the year of the rat, beginning on January 25th, 2020 until February 11th, 2021. Rats are seen as a sign of wealth and surplus in Chinese culture, and were also known for being inquisitive, shrewd and resourceful.
The rat is the first zodiac sign in the 12-year Chinese Zodiac cycle, meaning that a rat year is a year of new beginnings and renewals.
In terms of elements, 2020 is a Metal Rat year. According to Chinese astrology, the Metal Rat Year is predicted to be a strong, prosperous, and lucky year for nearly all Chinese zodiac signs.