Chinese New Year is approaching, marking 2021 as the year of the Ox

According to the Chinese new year calendar, 2021 is the year of the Ox, and will begin on February 12.

VICTORIA, Texas – The time has come, and we are ringing in the new year! Not only are we finally saying goodbye to 2020, but it’s also an opportunity for a brand-new start.  According to the Chinese New Year, 2021 is the year of the Ox. Now we have a chance to welcome 2021 with this special element.  

The Chinese New Year is a 15-day festival celebrated in China and Chinese communities around the world. It’s also known as the Lunar New Year, because it begins with the new moon that occurs between January 21 and February 20. This year the Chinese New Year will begin on Friday, February 12, 2021 and the festivities last until the following full moon.  

The Ox is ranked second among Chinese zodiac signs because it helped the rat but was later tricked by it. The myth goes onto say that the Jade Emperor declared the order of zodiac signs based on their arrival. Although the Ox arrived first, the rat jumped ahead and was declared first, tricking the Ox.  

Even with this order, the Ox still holds great traits, such as farming tools in an agricultural society. Often the Ox symbolizes diligence, persistence, honesty, and faithfulness. Those who are born in the year of the Ox hold their faith firmly, are good helpers, and productive. Of course, in reference to the myth, the Ox is still cautious since it was tricked by the rat.  

Let’s see what 2021 holds for the Crossroads and the nation.

Click here for more information about 2021’s Chinese New Year customs 

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