The celebration will be held at Jefferson Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. – noon. Parking will be available in the schoolyard, entrance on 18th Avenue.
While most people in the U.S. don’t have a positive association with rats, in Chinese symbolism, rats are considered a sign of wealth and surplus. So with the Chinese zodiac’s 2020 being the Year of the Rat, this year is expected to be the year for prosperity and new beginnings.
It is the Year of the Rat, meaning the Chinese zodiac is starting over. A Year of the Rat is a time for new beginnings, and though cleaning one’s house is a traditional way to commemorate the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat might be a time to clean up your life and make a fresh start.