Happy Year of the Rat!

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Mickie Mouse and Minnie Mouse dressed in their Chinese New Year best in celebration of the Year of the Rat at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Chinese Festivals

Year of the Rat is the first sign in the Chinese Zodiac, making Chinese New Year this year Double Happiness for Disney fans! With everyone’s favourite mice – Mickey and Minnie Mouse – in the spotlight, what’s up at the Happiest Place in Hong Kong during the festive season?

Year of the Rat at Hong Kong Disneyland

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Mickie Mouse and friends celebrate Chinese New Year on Main Street at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Hong Kong Disneyland is festooned with Mickey Mouse themed decorations in celebration of the Year of the Rat!

In addition to decorations, banners, and pendants, even the plants have been pruned to feature Mickey Mouse ears!

Moreover, park-goers visiting Hong Kong Disneyland between 25 and 29 January will receive Mickey themed red packets containing a chocolate gold coin and a merchandise coupon (while stocks last).

Furthermore, the Disneyland Band will perform Chinese New Year music at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel.

In addition, the hotel will have special activities for children in celebration of the Year of the Rat.

Mickey’s Lucky Trail 

Stroll through Hong Kong Disneyland along “Mickey’s Lucky Trail” from 25 to 27 January and collect blessings for the Year of the Rat!.

If you are lucky, you will  get two special seasonal Mickey and Minnie stickers!

Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese Zodiac comprises two parts: the Earthly Branch and the Five Elements.

While the Earthly Branch of the Chinese Zodiac runs in a 12-year cycle, the Five Elements run in a five-year cycle.  Taken together, it takes 60 years to complete the entire cycle.

The Rat is the first year of the Earthly Branch of the Zodiac. And that should tell you something.

In fact, the rat had to be a bit crafty! Otherwise, how could the rat come in first? To find out how the rat did it, please click on the following link …

Years of the Rat

People born in the following years belong to the Year of the Rat. However, they must have  born on or after Chinese New Year.

If they were born before Chinese New Year, they would belong to the Year of the Pig. In other words, the Year of the Pig precedes the Year of the Rat.

Similarly, if they were born before Chinese New Year in the following year, they would still belong to the Year of the Rat.

This is because the Chinese and Western calendars run on different cycles. Therefore, they do not entirely overlap.

  • 1912
  • 1924
  • 1936
  • 1948
  • 1960
  • 1972
  • 1984
  • 1996
  • 2008
  • 2020
  • 2032
  • 2042

Year of the Rat Personality Traits

People born in the Year of the Rat are adaptable. Also, they are smart yet cautious and highly alert.

In addition, they tend to have a positive attitude toward life, which makes them cheerful. Most importantly, they usually have an outgoing personality.

But it is not all good news! People born in rat years can also be a bit stubborn. And that can make them argumentative.

Also, they can be rather choosy. And they don’t always follow through on what they start.

Good (and Bad) Luck for Rats

Lucky numbers for people born in the Year of the Rat include 1, 3, 6, and 8. As for unlucky numbers, they include 4, 5, and 9.

THey should keep those number in mind if they find themselves in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Macau, or Monaco!

African violets, lilies, lilies of the valley, and African violets are considered lucky flowers for people born in trat years.

And gold, blue, and green are lucky colours. Because they are unlucky, rats should avoid  both yellow and brown.

As for seasons, winter is the luckiest season for people born in the Year of the Rat.

Best Partners People Born in the Year of the  Rat

When choosing a mate, people born in the Year of the Rat tend to get along best with dragons, monkeys, and oxen.

But they should avoid setting up housekeeping with horses and roosters. Otherwise, they are likely to have endless arguments.

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