Happy Chinese New Year!

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It was the Chinese New Year on January 25, 2020. This year is the Year of the Rat. The rat is the first animal in the 12 year Chinese zodiac cycle.

Click here for some fun facts on the Chinese New Year.

What are some traits of people who are born in the Year of the Rat? People born in the Year of the Rat are said to be intelligent, charming, and quick-witted, and are praised for being value-conscious!

How come we didn’t hear much about the celebrations this year? This year, news of the coronavirus outbreak has affected the Chinese New Year celebrations. Schools and factories have remained shut even after the New Year, in order to contain the virus and halt its progression. Check out these pictures below to see the impact that this has had on celebrations!

Caption: Ditan Park on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Pig in Beijing, China, February 5, 2019. Credit: insider.com

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Caption: 2020: Ditan Park after the Lunar New Year celebration was cancelled in 2020. Credit: insider.com

 

 

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