Time flew so fast until we didn’t realize Christmas and New Year is over. Now, it’s time for us to get ready and preparing for the Chinese New Year!
The Chinese New Year Holiday starts from February 12th to February 26th, but generally this year it is celebrated on February 12th global (worldwide). However, there have been significant impacts since Covid existed. festive celebrations and sales are more restricted and maintained according to existing protocols. This regulation made for our safety from this virus. In this new year 2021, what are the unique facts about the Chinese New Year holiday this time?
The year of The Ox
According to the Chinese Zodiac, a prophecy of the 12-year cycle with each year represented by a specific animal, 2021 is the year of The Ox. People born in the Year of the Ox will experience their Zodiac Year of Birth (Ben Ming Nian, 本命年). This also includes people who were born in 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, and 2009.
CNY is well known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. It was named as “Spring Festival” because it is in January or February. It’s around the Chinese solar term the ‘Beginning of Spring’ and represents the desire for a new life. It the literal translation of the modern Chinese name.
Lucky Red Items
If you noticed every Chinese New Year been celebrated, you will spot so many red items. Every house, building, street, including foods, hampers, clothes, etc. It’s because red is the main color of this festival. They believed red is an auspicious color. It will bring luck if you use red during CNY.
Foods with Lucky Meanings
There is an old saying in China that ‘Food is the first important thing to people’. This shows the love of the Chinese people for food. They are passionate and meticulous about the dishes in each dish. Apart from appearance, smell, and taste, they insist on creating festival food that carries the meaning of good luck and brings good luck.