2020 Chinese New Year - Year of White Rat

This is a collection of 2020 Chinese Calendars. It includes 2020 Chinese Lunar Calendar, Zodiac White Metal Rat Calendar, 2020 Chinese Baby Gender Calendar, Chinese Farmer Calendar, Chinese Five Element Calendar, Feng Shui Purple-White Flying Star 7-Red Calendar, Chinese Festivals and 2020 Chinese Holidays.

2020 is the 4717th Chinese year. The 2020 Chinese New Year Day is on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in China's time zone. The last day of 2020 year is on Thursday, February 11, 2021.

2020 is the year of Male White Metal Rat, which is the 37th of 60 zodiac signs (Stem-Branch calendar) counting system. The first day of 2020 Chinese Zodiac Year is on February 4, 2020. The last day of 2020 Year is on February 2, 2021.

The Cycle of the Purple White Flying Stars is in 20-Year Period 9 (2024-2043) of Purple Fire (li). 7-Red Star flies into the center palace of the 9-Star diagram in 2020. The kua number of 2020 is 7-Red.

2020 Chinese Lunar Calendar

Chinese New Year Day is the first lunar day of the first Chinese lunar month. That means the new moon day is the first lunar day. The new moon day could fall to different day in different time zone. Therefore, 2020 lunar months have different pattern between China and USA time zones.

2020 includes Lunar Leap Month 4. Some Chinese calendar applications treat the first half of the leap month as lunar month 4 and the second half of the leap month as lunar month 5. That means May 23, 2020 to June 6, 2020 is in lunar month 4. June 7, 2020 to June 20, 2020 is in lunar month 5.

2020 Chinese Zodiac Stem-Branch Calendar

The first month of the Chinese zodiac year is the Tiger month. That starts at the time of the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. Therefore, this is a solar calendar. The Tiger month always begins around February 4 each year. Chinese Astrology birth chart is built by the Chinese Zodiac Calendar, not the Chinese lunar calendar. Chinese zodiac sign is determined by the Chinese Zodiac Calendar, not Chinese New Year day.

2020 Chinese Monthly Baby Gender Calendar

Master Tsai highly recommends using the following 2020 Chinese Baby Gender Calendar for the Chinese Baby Gender Prediction Chart. We combine Chinese zodiac months and Chinese lunar Months into 2020 Chinese Zodiac-Lunar Months, which contains lunar days in both lunar months and its corresponding zodiac months. This will increase the accuracy of Chinese Baby Gender Predictor.

Chinese 24 Seasons Calendar - Section & Center Points

The Chinese calendar combines the lunar and solar systems together. The lunar calendar is the cycle of the moon. The solar calendar divides the year into 24 solar segments according to the sun positions on the tropical zodiac (Similar to western astrology). Each segment's name was given for ancient Chinese farmers' use. The first month, Tiger month, begins from the Start of Spring segment or when the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. The second month, Rabbit month, begins from the Excited Insects segment or when the sun enters 345th degree. The beginning of a solar month is called the Section Point. The middle point of a solar month is called the Center Point. There are 12 Section Points and 12 Center Points in a year. 12 Center Points are equivalent to 12 western horoscopes. For example, the segments of Rain Water and Vernal Equinox are Center Points. The astrology names of Pisces and Aries apply to these Center Points. More information is at the theory of Chinese Lunar Calendar. Chinese Astrology Calendar and Chinese Farmer's Calendar use solar months.

2020 Monthly Five Elements Calendar

This calendar is for people using Chinese Yin Yang Five Element Applications, such as Chinese astrology, feng shui, herbal medicine and acupuncture. Since each Chinese zodiac contains different Five Elements, we can sum up the five element scores for each lunar month.

2020 Monthly Five Elements
Month-BeginStem & BranchMetalWaterWoodFireEarth
01/06/2020 5:30
Red Cow Fire
3903018
02/04/2020 17:4
Brown Tiger Earth
0016737
03/05/2020 10:57
Brown Rabbit Earth
0030030
04/04/2020 15:39
White Dragon Metal
3039018
05/05/2020 8:52
White Snake Metal
3700167
06/05/2020 12:59
Black Horse Water
03002010
07/06/2020 23:16
Black Sheep Water
0303918
08/07/2020 9:7
Green Monkey Wood
1673007
09/07/2020 12:8
Green Chicken Wood
3003000
10/08/2020 3:56
Red Dog Fire
9003318
11/07/2020 7:14
Red Pig Fire
02010300
12/07/2020 0:11
Brown Rat Earth
0300030

2020 Monthly Flying Stars Calendar

2020 is Chinese Zodiac White Rat Year. The Feng Shui Kua Number of 2020 is 7. The Purple-White Flying Star of 2020 is 7-Red. It begins from February 4, 2020 to February 2, 2021. 7-Red resides at the center palace of the 9-Star diagram.

 South 
East
624
579
138
West
 North 

The following is the 2020 Monthly Purple-White Flying Star diagrams of China time zone.

2020 Monthly Flying Stars - China Time Zone
Month-BeginKuaFlying Stars
Tiger
02/04/2020 17:4
8-White Earth
735
681
249
Rabbit
03/05/2020 10:57
7-Red Metal
624
579
138
Dragon
04/04/2020 15:39
6-White Metal
513
468
927
Snake
05/05/2020 8:52
5-Brown Earth
492
357
816
Horse
06/05/2020 12:59
4-Green Wood
381
246
795
Sheep
07/06/2020 23:16
3-Emerald Wood
279
135
684
Monkey
08/07/2020 9:7
2-Black Earth
168
924
573
Chicken
09/07/2020 12:8
1-White Water
957
813
462
Dog
10/08/2020 3:56
9-Purple Fire
846
792
351
Pig
11/07/2020 7:14
8-White Earth
735
681
249
Rat
12/07/2020 0:11
7-Red Metal
624
579
138
Cow
01/05/2021 11:25
6-White Metal
513
468
927

2020 Chinese Festivals and Holidays

Most of Chinese Festivals are from Chinese Lunar Calendar.

The following Chinese national holidays are from People Republic China Government. In order to have long holidays, Chinese Government work 2 days on the previous weekend for another 2 days off after the holiday. All Chinese companies follow the rules. Employees who work on the national holidays can have double-time pay. They might have triple pay on the day of the festival.

2020 Chinese National Holidays
HolidayDateDay OffNote
New Year's DayWednesday, January 1, 202012/30/2019 - 01/01/2020
Chinese New Year DaySaturday, January 25, 20201/24/2020 - 1/27/20201-week Spring Festival
Ching-Ming FestivalSaturday, April 4, 20204/4/2020 - 4/6/2020Tomb Sweeping
May Labor DayFriday, May 1, 20205/1/2020
Dragon Boat FestivalThursday, June 25, 20206/25/2020 - 6/27/2020Dragon boat racing
Mid-Autumn FestivalThursday, October 1, 202010/1/2020 - 10/3/2020Moon Cake Festival
National DayThursday, October 1, 202010/1/2020 - 10/3/2020End up 7-day holiday

Coming Chinese New Year Days

The new moon day is the first lunar day. The new moon time determines the new moon date. The following Chinese New Year Days are calculated for China Time Zone.

Chinese New Year Dates in China Time Zone
YearZodiac Animal SignNew YearFirst Zodiac
2020White Metal RatSaturday, Jan. 25, 2020February 4, 2020
2021White Metal CowFriday, Feb. 12, 2021February 4, 2020
2022Black Water TigerTuesday, Feb. 1, 2022February 4, 2020

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