Happy New Year! Over the next two weeks Lunar New Year, Chinese New Year and the Spring Festival will be celebrated with fireworks, parades, spending time with family, gifts, traditional dances and more.

What year were you born in?

There are 12 Chinese zodiac animals which represent the years. 2020 is the Year of the Rat – the very first of the zodiac animals. If you’re born on a year of the rat (1972, 1984, 1996, 2008) then you’re likely to be optimistic, energetic and liked by all. Lucky colours include blue, gold and green and your lucky numbers are 2 and 3.

Not born in a Year of the Rat? Check out your zodiac animal below!

Ox 🐂

Born in: 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Lucky colours: Blue, yellow and green

Lucky numbers: 1 and 4

Tiger 🐅

Born in: 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Lucky colours: Blue and green

Lucky numbers: 1, 3 and 7

Rabbit 🐇

Born in: 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Lucky colours: red, pink, purple, blue

Lucky numbers: 3, 4 and 9

Dragon 🐉

Born in: 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Lucky colour: gold, silver and grey

Lucky numbers: 1, 6 and 7

Snake 🐍

Born in: 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Lucky colour: red, yellow, black

Lucky numbers: 2, 6 and 8

Horse 🐎

Born in: 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Lucky colour: green, red, purple

Lucky numbers: 3, 4 and 9

Goat 🐐

Born in: 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Lucky colour: green, red, purple

Lucky numbers: 2, 8 and 9

Monkey 🐒

Born in: 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004

Lucky colour: white, gold, blue

Lucky numbers: 1, 7 and 8

Rooster🐓

Born in: 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004

Lucky colour: white, gold, blue

Lucky numbers: 1, 7 and 8

Dog 🐕

Born in: 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

Lucky colour: green, red, purple

Lucky numbers: 3, 4 and 9

Pig 🐖

Born in: 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007,

Lucky colour: yellow, grey, brown

Lucky numbers: 2, 5 and 8

What’s happening at #UofStirling?

At Stirling, we’re introducing special dishes throughout your favourite food and drink outlets. Head to Umami on Friday 24th January to enjoy free tasters! Refresh and Bite will also be offering Chinese soup, rice and noodle dishes and a Chinese themed hot pot until the 8th of February.