Chinese New Year 2020 – The Year of the quick witted Rat

Balloon Man are always ahead in order to assist and enable our valued corporate and retail customers to celebrate different festivities and important events during the year.

Chinese New Year, this year, is the year of the Rat, and it falls on 25th January 2020. 

What’s your zodiac animal?

In order, they are: rat (鼠—shǔ), ox (牛—niú), tiger (虎—hǔ), rabbit (兔—tù), dragon (龙—lóng), snake (蛇—shé), horse (马—mǎ), goat (羊—yang), monkey (猴—hóu), rooster (鸡—jī), dog (狗—gǒu), and pig (猪—zhū).

The zodiac cycle repeats every 12 years, making it easy to figure out whether it’s your year- just check if your age is a multiple of 12! Here are the 12 zodiac animals in order with accompanying years:

ZODIAC ANIMAL CHARACTER RECENT YEARS
Rat 鼠 (shǔ) 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Ox 牛 (niú) 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Tiger 虎 (hǔ) 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Rabbit 兔 (tù) 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
Dragon 龙 (lóng) 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
Snake 蛇 (shé) 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
Horse 马 (mǎ) 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
Goat 羊 (yang) 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Monkey 猴 (hóu) 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
Rooster 鸡 (jī) 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
Dog 狗 (gǒu) 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
Pig 猪 (zhū) 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

The Chinese New year is celebrated on the first day of the First Moon of the lunar calendar. Chinese New Year, signifies the turning over a new leaf. Socially, it is a time for family reunions, and for visiting friends and relatives.

If you’re thinking of hosting your own celebrations, take a look at what Balloon Man have available.

Canteens and private parties can also contact info@Balloonman.ie for balloon decoration and display

Our Chinese Giant Party Pack is a time saver decoration pack and is perfect for the year of celebrations! It’s full of Chinese New Year theme party decorations including China bunting, red & yellow balloons, Asian sun hats, oriental dragons & loads more! The perfect fun party pack just for you delivered overnight nationwide.

Our friendly team at The Balloon Man are on-hand to give you all the information and assistance you need .  Just give us a call or fill in our contact form here.

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