Chinese New Year 2021 – the Year of the Ox – begins today [12 February 2021].
Also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is China’s most important festival. It starts from the beginning of Spring and marks the end of winter, and a new year on the lunar calendar, as well as the desire for a new life.
2021 is a year of the Ox – the second of the 12-year cycle of animals in Chinese astrology -starting from 12 February (Chinese lunar New Year Day) and lasting until 30 January 2022.
In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal because of its role in agriculture, and similarly in the zodiac, the Ox is seen as hardworking, positive and honest.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.