Chinese New Year 2021
The 2021 Chinese New Year is scheduled to fall on Feb 12 this year. Often known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year the Chinese New Year is the biggest festival in China, with a long 7-day holiday. The typical CNY celebration lasts longer, up to two weeks, and the climax comes around Lunar New Year's Eve as the most colourful annual gathering.
The Chinese New Year is also called "Lunar New Year". It comes at the start of the northern hemisphere's spring season. The dates vary according to the Chinese lunar calendar, but in the Gregorian calendar, they normally fall on the day between 21 January and 20 February.
Chinese New Year's Eve
The eve of the New Year is perhaps the most exciting part of the event, as anticipation creeps in. Here, traditions and rituals are very carefully observed in everything from food to clothing.
Rituals include cleaning the home, putting up new "door gods" posters on front doors, fireworks before the dinner of the family union, which should be at least a 10-course meal with an entire fish entry symbolising the coming year's abundance.
Red decorations are everywhere, and since this colour is intended to fend off evil spirits, it is common to wear something red - but black and white are out, as these are synonymous with mourning. The family settles down for the night after dinner to play cards, board games or watch TV programmes dedicated to the occasion. The sky is lit up by fireworks at midnight.
Fireworks are a big part of the festivities of the Chinese New Year, with more rockets set off that night than every other night of the year. In fact, over 500 cities in China now have either limited or outright prohibited fireworks due to safety concerns and air pollution, but they remain an extremely common part of the celebrations of the New Year. The custom comes from a folk story about a monster called Nian who used firecrackers to scare him away.
A 40-day cycle known as 'Chunyun" that starts 15 days before Chinese New Year during the Spring Festival season, sees masses of Chinese people migrate back from the cities to their hometowns to be with their families. This results in the largest annual human migration in the world.
In Chinese, the common greeting at New Year is "xin nian kuai le", which means "Happy New Year". Those in Hong Kong and other Cantonese-speaking parts of the world tend to go with "gong hei fat choy" which translates roughly to "congratulations on your good fortune".
Chinese New Year's Day
An ancient tradition called Hong Bao, meaning Red Box, takes place on the day itself. This includes married couples giving money in red envelopes to children and single adults. For couples, it is also popular to give their parents money.
Then the family, first to their relatives and then their neighbours, starts to say greetings from door to door. Like the Western expression "let bygones be bygones," grudges are very quickly cast aside in the Chinese New Year.
The traditional foods that are eaten are fish (the Chinese word for 'fish' sounds like the word for 'surplus,' so the eating of fish is meant to bring a surplus of money and good luck) are typical foods eaten during the Spring Festival; Chinese dumplings (as their form is said to be like that of silver ingots, used as money in ancient Chinese); spring rolls; rice cakes and rice balls.
CCTV's Spring Festival Gala is the most watched national network TV show in the world, drawing more than 1.1 billion viewers. The Festival of Lanterns, on the next full moon, signals the end of the New Year, which is a celebration of singing, dancing and lantern displays.
Chinese New Year Animals – 12 Zodiac Signs
Each year, one of the 12 zodiac animals depict the year in the Chinese New Year. They are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. 2021, the Chinese New Year, is the year of the Ox. It is assumed that the animal sign governs the year and determines the character and fate of individuals born in the year. Every Chinese person knows his or her own sign of an animal. Check here to find out the Chinese zodiac animal you are and your Chinese New Year 2021 fortune prediction.
What is the meaning of the Ox for Chinese New Year 2021?
Oxen is earnest and frank. They are low key and never look for recognition or to be the object of publicity. This also conceals their abilities, but through their hard work, they'll gain recognition. They agree that they can all do what they are asked to do and remain within their limits. Though they are kind, using pathos, it's hard for them to comprehend persuasion. They rarely lose their temper, think critically and make perfect rulers.
Owing to its conflict with Tai Sui, the year of a person's birth sign, known as Ben Ming Nian, is considered to be unlucky. 2021 is however, going to be a tumultuous year for the Ox. Particularly in your career and studies, you can face unexpected challenges that can leave you feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, and emotional.
Metal belongs to the heavenly stem Xin of 2021, which to some degree will support the Ox. Strengthening your confidence is the secret to overcoming any possible bad luck. To cultivate your relationships, use this time. You will definitely manage to navigate any challenges with the help of your family and friends and develop a greater appreciation for what you have.
Of all the zodiac animals, the Ox is the second. The Jade Emperor said that the order would be determined by the order in which they arrived at his faction, according to one storey. The first to arrive was about to be the Ox, but Rat tricked Ox into giving him a lift. Then Rat jumped down, just as they arrived, and landed ahead of Ox. Thus the second animal became Ox.
The Ox is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支 / dì zhī) Chǒu (丑) and the hours 1–3 in the morning. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳 / yīn yáng), the Ox is Yang.
Men born in the year of the Ox are reliable and reliable. In anything they do, they bring their whole heart into it. They still feel tremendous responsibility to their family. However, they don't encourage someone to go against their rules due to their confidence (almost arrogance). They hold high expectations of your kids, even though it may be unrealistic.
Women born in the Year of the Ox are calm and sweet. They are never going to yield to destiny and seldom think about choosing an alternative. This leads, no doubt, to a life of hardship. But no matter what, until the end, they'll walk down the path they want. They think and respond rapidly in spite of this stubbornness.
Element of Chinese New Year 2021
Five inanimate elements also cycle through the zodiac: wood, fire, earth and water, so in 2021 the Year of Metal Ox in particular will be. Close to the start, these oxen face challenges, but there are no financial problems. There is not much support from friends and relatives, but they will be able to enjoy a decent lifestyle.
Career in Chinese New Year 2021
2021 is a good year for Ox to develop your abilities and skills. Know, hard work would be a perfect replacement if you don't have luck on your side. While 2021 can bring you bad luck, it can also give you stable prospects for your career. As Ox energy in Ben Ming Nian is being suppressed, this year you will find it more difficult to make breakthroughs.
While you are well-informed and hard-working, you could find it difficult to achieve the results you expect. In addition, in this year's job ties, the Ox must continue to be vigilant. To prevent aggressive encounters with your fellow Members, you need to compromise.
In 2021 your wealth will be diminished to a degree by the celestial Xin stem. In order to plan for rainy days, Ben Ming Nian would result in volatility in ox fortunes and therefore Oxen should develop a stronger budget management system. Stop acquisitions in luxury during that time to avoid financial upheavals.
Health in the Chinese New Year 2021
This year, be attentive to your health. The fortunes of the Ox become vulnerable in Ben Ming Nian. This year, you're more likely to get minor infections, so make sure regular tests are planned.
This year, Tai Sui is going to throw you several curve balls, which can cause tension and anxiety. Diseases can cause more serious complications if left untreated, so rest whenever you have the opportunity. Try to train more often and to stay away wherever possible from dangerous practises.
Relationships in the Chinese New Year 2021
This year Oxen will find the relationship with your partner difficult to continue to improve. Hiccups in your connection may affect your mental health, and some occurrences can appear out of reach. During this time, your partner could wander or carry selfish ambitions. Be patient. Be patient. These challenges are gone with time. Even if your journey is rocky, you will always be brought back with love and kindness.
This year the Ox alone will sadly not have any chance of love. Together with their traditionally passive attitudes and poor luck this year, this year will be a romantic disappointment. Consider concentrating on learning more about yourself this year. Find out what you want and what you can do in marriage. Love will finally arrive, but maybe not the right moment this year.
The Lucky-Unlucky Chart in the Chinese New Year 2021
Lucky Months: April, September, and December
Unlucky Months: May, June, and July
Lucky Colors: blue, yellow, green
Lucky Numbers: 1, 4
Lucky Flowers: lily of the valley and lucky bamboo
Lucky Directions of auspiciousness: East, Southeast
Lucky Directions of wealth: Northwest
Lucky Directions of love: South
Unlucky Colors: red, brown Unlucky Numbers: 3, 6
1. What is meant by Tai Sui?
Tai Sui is considered like a mystical force that can regulate and affect the fate of people somehow. Tai Sui is a Chinese word for the stars directly opposite the planet Jupiter during its approximately 12 years orbital period. In the Chinese astrology, Feng Shui, Taoism and Chinese Buddhism are significant aspects personified as deities.
2. What is Ben Ming Nian?
Zodiac year, or Ben Ming Nian, is any year of your Chinese zodiac animal sign, determined by your birth year. As there are 12 animal signs, a year of your birth sign comes once per 12-year-cycle: when you are (about) 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, and so on.
3. Do the animals in the Chinese New Year equal to the Western astrology zodiacs?
The Chinese zodiac and the Western zodiac have a half month (or one solar term) overlap. The Chinese zodiac animals were assigned months on the traditional Chinese solar calendar. Each animal sign corresponds with two of the 24 solar terms, for a period similar to a Western zodiac month.
4. What are the names of Gods in the Chinese horoscope?
Chinese Astrology is an application of Five Elements, which are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. Five Elements can be distinguished by Yin and Yang. We call them Ten Heavenly Stems. Above Five Element Stars can be distinguished by Yin and Yang, too. Then we give them new names - Ten Gods.
Mother, Guardian, Friend, Contender, Artist, Actor, Windfall, Property, Evil and Angel Stars are called Ten Gods. In Chinese astrology, the Parent (Guardian and Mother), Artist, Actor, Money (Property and Windfall), Evil and Angel Stars are called Six Gods.