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Chinese New Year 2021

By January 22, 2021No Comments

Year of the Yang White Metal Ox

There are three big festivals that play pivotal roles in the lives of the Chinese: 

  • Chinese New Year 
  • the Double Fifth Festival (the Fifth Day of the Fifth Month) during which the Dragon Boats race 
  • the Harvest Moon or Mid-Autumn Festival (the fifteenth day of the eighth moon) when bakeries work overtime to produce the indispensable delicacy of mooncakes

All business accounts are supposed to be settled on these days although this custom is more rigorously observed at Chinese New Year than any other period.

2020 Year of the Metal Rat (25 January 2020 – 11 February 2021)

2021 Year of the Metal Ox (12 February 2021 – 31 January 2022)

2022 Year of the Water Tiger (1 February 2022 – 21 January 2023) 

Chinese New Year 2021:
Year of the Ox

The Chinese calendar rotates in 60-year cycles based on 12 earthly branches, each represented by an animal year, and five element years — wood, fire, earth, metal and water.

2021 is the Year of the Metal Ox.

The Rat is the first of the twelve zodiac animals:  Rat – Ox – Tiger – Rabbit – Dragon – Snake – Horse – Goat – Monkey – Rooster – Dog – Pig

There are variations on the animal interpretation. Sometimes the Goat is called the Sheep and the Ox can be called the Cow.

A whopping one sixth of the world’s population will celebrate Chinese New Year. Family dinners are essential to commemorate the past even if your lockdown guidelines this year restrict you to a Chinese TakeAway!

The dates change every year because the New Year is based on the Chinese Lunar Calendar which is linked with the movement of the moon.

The Metal Ox is a sign of hard work, determination, good ethics, respect for others and righteousness.  Nothing surprising there.

If children are born in a Metal Ox year, they’ll possess an inner compass that guides them through life.  They’ll be apt to shield their inner feelings so give them all the support they deserve, even if they don’t ask for it.

To find out what the year ahead holds in store for you, click on the link below, and scroll down until you see ’Choose Your Chinese Zodiac Sign’

Find the year you were born in and click on the corresponding Chinese Zodiac Sign for your 2021 Horoscope.

For example the person born in a Year of the Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2020 or 2014) would click on Horse Horoscope 2021 to read about how the fortunes of the year ahead will impact them.

It’s that simple,  Click here

Graeme Dinnen

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