The annual Chinese New Year celebration starts on 25 Jan 2020 when the Year of the Rat begins, the animal is seen as a sign of wealth and surplus in Chinese culture. Explorer’s Gin is welcoming in this new celebration with a double gold medal at the China Spirits and Wine Best Value Competition.
The rat is associated with the Earthly Branch in Chinese astrology, and the midnight hours. In terms of yin and yang, it is considered ‘yang’ and represents the beginning of a new day.
People born in the year of the rat are clever, quick thinking and successful, although they are content with living a quiet and peaceful life. They enjoy saving and collecting and live organised lives, without seeking praise or recognition. People born in this year are also instinctive, alert and adaptable, although they have tendencies to be timid and stubborn.