Happy New Year of The Ox 2021 from Education Recruitment Experts
Read below to find out all about the Year of the Ox, 2021 Horoscope, Chinese New Year traditions and useful phrases
Chinese New Year 2021 : When is it and how is it marked?
The Chinese New Year 2021 or the Spring Festival (Lunar New Year) is celebrated on Friday, February 12 , according to the traditional Chinese Calendar.
In the Chinese astrology, each year is represented by an animal. 2021 is the year of the Metal Ox, which is predicted to be a lucky year. The Ox has also been celebrated in 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009. The Ox has the second position in the zodiac. The Ox is a representation of diligence, kindness, and generosity.
Lunar New Year 2021 Calendar
The chinese calendar is not like the Gregorian calendar, and the first day of Chinese New Year starts with the new moon, that appears between January 21 and February 20(on February 12 2021), and the last day known as Lantern festival (February 6 2021), celebrated with night lantern displays, ends 15 days later on the full moon. New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve are celebrated with family. Traditionally, family celebrations were religious affairs, given in honor of the household and ancestors.
Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is China's most important festival
. It is time for families to be together and a week of an official public holiday.
Chinese New Year 2021
falls on Friday, February 12, 2021
, beginning a year of the Ox
. China's public holiday will be February 11–17, 2021.
Chinese New Year Quick Facts
Chinese New Year Dates
Chinese New Year falls on Friday, February 12 in 2021.
The date of the Chinese New Year is determined by the lunar calendar
: the holiday falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice on December 21. Thus, each time the New Year in China falls on different dates of the usual Gregorian calendar, between January 21 and February 20
The important dates during the period of Chinese New Year 2021:
SOLAR DATE (2021) LUNAR CHINESE DATE TITLE
February 4th December 23rd Little Year (小年, xiǎo nián)
February 11th December 30th New Year's Eve (除夕, chúxì)
February 12th January 1st Spring Festival (春节, chūn jié)
February 13th January 2nd To the in-law's (迎婿日, yíng xù rì)
February 14th January 3rd Day of the Rat (鼠日, shǔ rì)
February 15th January 4th Day of the Sheep (羊日, yáng rì)
February 16th January 5th Break Five (破五, pò wǔ)
February 17th January 6th Day of the Horse (马日, mǎ rì)
February 18th January 7th Day of the Human (人日, rén rì)
February 19th January 8th Day of the Millet (谷日节, gǔ rì jié)
February 20th January 9th Providence Health (天公生, tiān gōng shēng)
February 21st January 10th Stone Festival (石头节, shí tou jié)
February 22th January 11th Son-in-law Day (子婿日, zǐ xù rì)
February 23th–25th January 12th–14th Lantern Festival Preparations
February 26th January 15th Lantern Festival (元宵节-yuán xiāo jié)
Happy Chinese New Year 2021 Greetings
As 2021 is a Year of the Ox. Chinese will often greet with: "Wish you Ox year lucky." 祝你牛年吉祥" Zhù nǐ niú nián jí xiáng！
Chinese people greet one another with lucky sayings and phrases to wish health, wealth and good fortune when they meet during the Chinese New Year.
Here are 30 most popular Chinese New Year greetings and wishes
(with their Chinese characters, pinyin Romanization for Mandarin Chinese, and English translation).
These happy New Year messages, well wishes and quotes will enable you share the joy and love, either by spoken or written, during the festive period.
Beginnings of Greetings and Sayings
Greeting an older (or respected) person is a little different in Chinese: nín for 'you', instead of the common nǐ. For example:
Zhu nín... (/joo neen/)
Wish you (older/respected) ...
Zhu nǐ ... (/joo nee/)
Wish you (younger/informal) ...
Popular Greetings for 2021 - the Year of Ox
Gōngxǐ fācái, hóngbāo ná lái
Wishing you happiness and prosperity; give me a red
Use this to greet someone if you're expecting lucky money. Only say this to close friends and relations. Don't say it to strangers or in a formal setting, to avoid looking presumptuous or ridiculous.
Wishing you turning all bad things around, into a good brand new world. ("Niǔ" in this phrases is a pun use world, which has two meanings: "to turn around" and "ox".)
Wishing you the "Chi" of being great reaches up to the heaven. No one is able to stop that.
Traditional Popular New Year Greetings and Sayings
Happy New Year
Happy New Year
Happy New Year
Happy 'New Spring'
Happy Spring Festival
Good fortune according to your wishes
Fortune will smile on you ('lucky star high shines')
Xīnxiǎng shì chéng
May all your wishes come true.
Lots of luck and profits
Greetings and Wishes for Health
Enjoy good health
A bright and lively spirit (especially used for children under the age of 10, wishing them to be active and smart)
Greetings and Sayings at Work and for Business
Happiness and prosperity (use this when receiving gifts or lucky money)
'Enter broadly wealth's source'
May your work go smoothly
Success in your career
Have a meteoric rise (usually to wish for promotions)
Mǎ dào chénggōng
Promotions at every step
May your life go smoothly.
Win promotion and get rich
Greetings and Wishes for Students
Achieve academic excellence
Progress in studies
Success in the examination (for those taking an important examination, including students.
Greetings and Wishes for the Family
Felicity of the whole family
A harmony family leads to prosperty of all kinds.
How to Respond to "Happy New Year"?
When someone greets you with "新年快乐 (Xīnnián kuàilè, Happy New Year)", the best and simple replies are:
1. "新年快乐 (Xīnnián kuàilè)"
2. "谢谢，也祝你新年快乐 (Xiè xiè, yě zhù nǐ niú nián kuài lè) Happy New Year to you too, thank you"
3. "谢谢，你也是(xiè xiè, ní yě shi)Thank you, and the same to you."
Chinese New Year Decoration in 2021
Red is the main colour
for the festival, as red is believed to be an auspicious color. Red Chinese lanterns
and red couplet
are the most popular decorations.
As 2021 will be a year of the Ox, decorations related to ox will be commonly seen.
What Is the Zodiac Sign for Chinese New Year 2021?
2021 is a Year of the Ox
according to the Chinese zodiac, starting from February 12th, 2021
and lasting until January 31th, 2022
2022 is a Year of the Tiger, starting from February 1st, 2022, and lasting until January 21, 2023.
1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
White, yellow, and green
Personality and traits
Oxen are known to be honest and sincere. Although they are hardworking and skilled, they never seek to be the center of attention. Nevertheless, they get the recognition they deserve for their hard work.
Oxen firmly believe that everyone should diligently do what is asked of them. They are very kind but often struggle to understand persuasion using pathos. They rarely blow a fuse and make for great leaders.
ELEMENT YEAR FORTUNE
Metal 1961, 2021 Oxen may be stable financially but they will struggle a bit in the early stages. Although their friends and family are not of much help, they are able to enjoy a comfortable retirement.
Water 1973, 2033 These Oxen live comfortable lives early on and are well-admired their entire lives. They live long lives and are better off getting married later in life.
Wood 1925, 1985 These Oxen are highly versatile and live like a breeze. They face difficulties in their early stages but straightens out everything later on.
Fire 1937, 1997 Oxen are very friendly. They do not struggle financially throughout their lives.
Earth 1949, 2009 These Oxen are meticulous and enjoy being a leader. They make a lot of money but are unable to hold on to it. They eventually slow down and become financially stable later in life.
Careers fit for Oxen
Oxen are most productive when working in a group. They work hard in school to build a strong foundation for their future and secure long-term and stable jobs.
Their dedication and diligence make them ideal
for professional and stressful positions such as doctors, lawyers, businessmen, and teachers. Oxen
are also renowned
by society for their technical skills and effort.
Hope you found some of these facts fun and or useful.
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