Why This Year is Called Year of the Mouse ?


The Mouse is one of the 12 animal signs in the lunar zodiac. The ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig are the others.

Each new year in the lunar calendar is named after one of these creatures, following a 12-year cycle, with each said to possess the characteristic particular to the animal for which it was named.

This year - 2020 - is the Mouse's turn. The year of the Mouse is said to be a very unusual one. According to some unofficial sources, this year could be described as "Not very nice weather in many places, and there might be some fightings between humans". (~_^)

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