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Happy Chinese New Year 2020

Celebrate the Year of the Rat in Ōtautahi, Christchurch!

The rat represents optimism, intelligence and energy – all of which will be featured in the city’s vibrant celebrations.

Check out our list of what to do for Chinese New Year here.

We are also offering free posters to display in stores and public places around the city.

Download the Poster

Download the pdf poster or collect your free poster at the iSite. 

More about the Year of the Rat

Rat is the first in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac.

If you were born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 or even 2020. Congratulations, this is your year!

Men born in a Rat year are very curious tend to try their hand at anything.

Women born in a Rat year are pretty, smart, and lovely. They have quick minds and dexterous hands and can learn anything. 

Interesting facts:

  • Prince Charles, Diego Maradona, Jude Law, Avril Lavigne and Tom Holland, were all born in the year of the rat.
  • The Rat and Ox have complementary characters and will help each other in their work and home lives.
  • The Rat and Dragon will have a good relationship and support each other.
  • Couples including a Rat and a Rabbit will get along well and be happy.

 Happy 2020 Chinese New Year, we wish you have unlimited joy, health and happiness!

2020 恭贺新春,祝你有"鼠"不尽的快乐,健康和幸福!