What is the Chinese New Year animal for 2021? It is the Year of the Ox
2021 is a year of the Ox, starting from February 12th, 2021 (Chinese lunar New Year Day) and lasting until January 30th, 2022. It will be a Metal Ox year. The re-cent zodiac years of the Ox sign are: 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033…An Ox year occurs every 12 years. The Metal Ox energy is that of determination, hard work, and rebuilding. We just finished a very hard Rat Year, with great chaos. The role of the metal ox is to bring about determination that is beneficial to the good of all.
The Chinese New Year is celebrated for 15 days. The new year is based on the lunar cycle, and is on the second New Moon after the winter solstice. The last day of the celebration is known as the Festival of Red Lanterns. On this day hundreds of candles are lit to usher in the coming of new fresh light in the New Year.
Feng Shui is all about harmony, balance, and increas-ing your good luck. Feng Shui wisdom for the Chinese New Year suggests totally cleaning your house inside and outside to prepare for the New Year. Space clear-ing is also recommended, so that your space is fresh and renewed. On New Year’s Eve, all dust rags, brooms, etc are put away. It is considered bad luck to sweep all of your good luck/fortune away!