Don’t Let People Born in These Years to be the Dealer During Ban Luck in CNY 2020 or You’ll Lose Your Pants


CNY without Ban Luck is like chicken rice without the chicken; it just doesn’t feel right.

But losing all your ang bao money to that uncle whom you just see once a year doesn’t feel right, too. I know you’re not there to win, but you’re not there to lose, too.

So, without further ado, let’s look at how you can potentially avoid going home with empty ang baos this Chinese New Year.

Or if you’re that kind and rich uncle whose only goal during CNY is to make others happy, then this would come in handy, too.

Chinese Zodiac Signs With Super Good Luck in the Year of the Rat

If you’ve read our article about the fortune of all Chinese Zodiacs in the year of the Rat, you’d know who you should avoid during this year’s CNY Ban Luck sessions.

If not, it’s these four Chinese zodiac signs:

Goat, Rooster, Ox and Snake.

And since you might not know your uncle’s zodiac but remember his age, here are the year of birth of those lucky stars:

1941, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1961, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2017.

And of course, do keep in close contact with people born in these years; they’d most likely huat in 2020, so if you need to borrow money, you know who to look for #justsaying

Now, let’s be a bad uncle here and look at…

Chinese Zodiac Signs With Not-That-Good Luck in the Year of the Rat

If you’re so evil that you want  someone to lose his pants this Chinese New Year, get people who are born in the year of the Tiger, Pig, Horse and Monkey to be the dealer.


These people won’t have the best of luck in the year of the Rat.

And once again, these are the years they are born in:

1942, 1944, 1947, 1950, 1954, 1956, 1959, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2019.

But of course, don’t take our words for it because…

It’s All Just Fun

A wise old man once said, “Believing in the Chinese Zodiac Sign fortunes is akin to believing that Goody Feed will make it big in 2020.”

It’s never accurate.

Instead, this article is meant for you to start a conversation with those uncles or aunties whom you’ve not seen for a year.  Just tell them that you read it from some silly website.

But wait.

There’s actually a proven formula that can bring in good luck.

According to another wise old man, this is the formula that has been shown to work: “The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Get.”


So go work hard instead of relying on animals to decide your 2020.