Chinese New Year today - 2021 is the Year of the Ox
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Posted February 12, 2021
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Chinese New Year’s Day falls between mid January and late February. In 2021, it falls on February 12th.
Each year of the Chinese lunar calendar is represented by one of 12 animal symbols of the Chinese zodiac: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep (Goat), Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Boar (Pig). For 2021, it’s the Ox’s turn.
According to Chinese astrology, each zodiac year is associated with one of the five elements (Gold, Water, Wood, Earth, and Fire). For example, the year 2020 is an Metal Rat year, and 2021 will be a Gold Ox year.
The Ox has long been a symbol of power in Chinese culture. An Ox year is usually considered to be a more hopeful and fruitful year, so 2021 is expected to bring better luck.