Chinese New Year predicts 2023 will be a year of hope


Kara Skiles

People around the world decorate their homes with red door couplets in celebration for Chinese New Year.

Brady Woods, Reporter

Every Chinese New Year predicts the potential outcomes of the new year. By introducing animals that relate to people born in that specific time frame, it helps spread Chinese culture around the world. The 2023 “year of the rabbit” is shaping up to be a good one so far.   

Every Chinese New Year, a new animal is introduced, and this year’s animal is a rabbit. The rabbit is a symbol of peace and prosperity in Chinese culture. With last year’s animal being a symbol of bravery and unpredictability, this year can be expected to be more of a peaceful year.  

According to, “The sign of Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope.”  

Animals are coordinated with every Chinese New Year, so people born in 2023 can expect certain attributes about themselves to correlate with the animal of this year.  

According to, “People born in a year of the rabbit are called “Rabbits” and are believed to be vigilant, witty, quick-minded, and ingenious.”  

People proudly talk about their certain Chinese New Year animal not just in China, but all over the world. Another major importance of the Chinese New Year is that it helps spread Chinese culture across the globe.  

According to, “The importance of the Chinese New Year has been grown since beginning 3800 years ago, not only in China but also across the world. From homegrown traditions to international celebrations, the Chinese New Year holiday is spreading Chinese culture worldwide.”  

This year’s Chinese New Year will bring about lots of traditions and celebrations and help us all learn a little bit more about the Chinese culture.