Actually the year 2020 is the year of the Metal Rat, according to the Chinese Zodiac., and we say goodbye to the year of the Earth Pig.

Zodiac signs play an integral part in the Chinese culture, and can be used to determine your fortune for the year, marriage compatibility, career fit, best times to have a baby and a lot more.

The general consensus is that the zodiacs originally had something to do with the worship of animals.  A zodiac system has existed in Chinese culture since the Quin dynasty, more than two thousand years ago.  The Year of the Metal Rat officially kicks off January 25th.

Over time the zodiacs have become more and more of a part of everyday life, with different meanings and characteristics assigned to each animal.

The Chinese New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world, its the most important holiday in China.

To find out what your Chinese New Year sign is, check out

Chinesenewyear.net