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January 17, 2020 3 min read

A widely anticipated global event, the Chinese New Year celebration has been part of many people’s traditions. If you are one of those people who keeps on seeing this event online or on television, it’s to keep up with the facts. 

Chinese New Year 2020 is another exciting opportunity to celebrate their rich culture and traditions. Admit it or not, we have adapted their colorful traditions at least once during our lifetime. So it’s time to dig deeper and know something about them. 

When is Chinese New Year 2020?

We will all celebrate the next Chinese New Year on January 25, 2020, Saturday. 

chinese zodiac animal sign

What is my Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign?

Known for its animals and reputed attributes, the Chinese Zodiac has one way or another taken over our lives. Admit it or not, we have compared our current mood or overall characteristics with our corresponding zodiac animal.  

Have you ever wondered about your Chinese zodiac animal? Read below to find out more. 

  • Rat - 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
  • Ox - 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
  • Tiger - 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
  • Rabbit - 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
  • Dragon - 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
  • Snake - 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
  • Horse - 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
  • Goat - 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
  • Monkey - 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
  • Rooster - 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
  • Dog - 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
  • Pig - 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

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Lucky Chinese New Year Food


When asked about what we know about Chinese New Year, most of us might answer something related to food. We can’t blame you for that. For those who are carefully following their traditions, the Chinese people believe that some dishes have symbolic meaning.  Sometimes, it is not about the food itself, but how it is prepared, served, and eaten. 

Traditional Chinese food as suggested by China Highlights that will bring you luck are as follows:

  • Fish for prosperity
  • Dumplings for wealth
  • Spring rolls for wealth
  • Sweet Rice Balls for family togetherness
  • Good fortune fruit for wellness and health
  • Glutinous rice cake for a higher income
  • Longevity noodles for happiness and longer life

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How Sydney celebrates Chinese New Year

Sydney celebrates the Chinese New Year,  Year of the Rat for 2020 with giant lanterns, energetic parties, and delicious food. This much-awaited event is a big gathering of our Asian friends, including Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Korean communities.

Whatever your nationality, culture, or race, one of the modern ways of celebrating Chinese New Year is through cupcakes and mini cupcakes. Every year, Black Velvet Sydney adds a sweeter touch to everyone's celebration by offering freshly-baked desserts. 

For 2020, your most trusted Sydney bakery has another Chinese New Year Cupcake collection. All perfectly baked and designed beautifully by our master decorators. 

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Other Chinese New Year Traditions

Craving more traditions? Of course, a grand and worldwide celebration such as this will involve the dazzles of the fireworks display. Gifts and red envelopes with money are also given during Chinese New Year. Most of them are for children and retirees, to bring them good luck. 



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