If you've hit a post-holiday slump just days into January, the good news is another new year is just weeks away. Lunar New Year, often also called Chinese New Year because of the traditional calendar, is happening alongside the new moon on January 25 in China, as well as elsewhere in Southeast Asia and beyond in surrounding weeks. Marking the celebrations are festivals around the world, an increased presence of the lucky color red, and plenty of collectible new products that celebrate both the holiday and 2020's Year of the Rat.
This is the perfect time to read up a bit more on traditions that happen this time of year in China and other Southeast Asian cultures, and astrology fans may want to start by learning their Chinese zodiac sign. If you're turning any multiple of 12 this year, your sign is in fact the rat, which means you're adaptable, smart, and set to have a year of especially good fortune in 2020. Regardless of your sign, though, everyone can join in on the celebrations with some Lunar New Year gift ideas. Capsule collections surrounding the holiday are a growing trend in the fashion world, as Gucci, Fendi, and more have designed new pieces—often rat-themed, but sometimes focusing on traditional colors like red and gold—to fête the moment and, hopefully, usher in some good luck for the coming year. If you're searching for Lunar New Year gift ideas or otherwise looking to sartorially celebrate, see the best of the holiday's fashion and beauty capsules below.