2020 Chinese Mice Wedding Day is on Monday, January 27, 2020

2020 Mice Wedding Day - Chinese New Year Day 3

2020 is the year of the White Metal Rat. 2020 Chinese New Year Day is on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The third lunar day of Chinese New Year festival is the Mice Wedding Day or the Red-Dog Day.

The third lunar day of the year is the Red Dog day according to Chinese Farmer's Calendar. Red Dog is the name of the God of Anger, who brings bad luck to people. So people don't like to go out on this day; otherwise they can lose temper easily and have argument with others. Actually, after 2-day celebrating, eating, drinking, playing, gambling, many people are tired and might get up very late. They said that if people want to work on this day, they won't get much progress. Therefore, the Red Dog day is a good excuse for people need a rest.

They also said that people should turn off the light and go to bed early, because the night is the Mice's Wedding Day and we shouldn't disturb them. The other saying is we want to make it dark, so mice have difficulty to making the wedding, which can slow down mice's breeding. In the old farmer society, people will leave a few of rice or cake in the corner of a room for the mice at night.

Anyway, to get up late and turn in early is for those people who were busy to prepare for Chinese New Year festival since last December have a chance to take a break.

It's a Chinese New Year taboo that families shouldn't bring trash to outside of the house on the Chinese New Year Day. Therefore, some people bring trash, which accumulates since Chinese New Year Eve, outside the house on this day. They said that's to sweep out the Poor Spirit from the house.

According to Chinese genesis, the goddess Nu-Wa with snake body (2852-2738 B.C.) created chicken on the first day of the first lunar month, dog on the 2nd lunar day and pig on the 3rd lunar day . Therefore, January 27, 2020 is the birthday of the Pig.

Chinese New Year Day - Coming Years

2021 Chinese New Year is on Friday, February 12, 2021. 2021 is the White Cow year.
2022 Chinese New Year is on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. 2022 is the Black Tiger year.
2023 Chinese New Year is on Sunday, January 22, 2023. 2023 is the Black Rabbit year.
2024 Chinese New Year is on Saturday, February 10, 2024. 2024 is the Green Dragon year.
2025 Chinese New Year is on Wednesday, January 29, 2025. 2025 is the Green Snake year.

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