2020 – Year of the Rat
January 3, 2020
Beth Gregory

The new year has finally begun and according to the Chinese calendar, it is the year of the Rat. Officially, the Chinese new year will start on January 25th. 

This year is a time of strong endings and new beginnings as the Rat is the first sign of the Chinese zodiac. The year of the rat starts a new 12-year cycle.

Much like star signs, the Chinese Zodiac animals have significance attached.

The Rat zodiac will bring a range of fantastic opportunities during the year 2020. They will be able to control their destiny as they like provided they put in plenty of hard work. It is also a huge year for progressing in the workplace.

This Metal Rat year is going to be strong and filled with luck for almost all Chinese zodiac signs. Everyone will show a hardworking attitude regarding various goals, aspirations and hobbies. This will be a fantastic year for growth.

With the new year, it will bring creative energy which will help to fulfil plenty of things you wish in your life.

In Chinese culture, according to this source, ”rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. Because of their reproduction rate, married couples also prayed to them for children. Rats are clever, quick thinkers; successful, but content with living a quiet and peaceful life.”

There are a lot of misconceptions about rats but many of these are not true. Rats are actually very intelligent and clean animals which are far from the belief that they are dirty and vermin.

These animals are fantastic and have excellent memories, they are also very sociable and will live in large groups. 

Here at Urban Paws UK, we have a variety of rat models and actors who would be brilliant for year of the Rat campaigns or advertisements.