Winning over the Ox. How to celebrate Chinese New Year
What to cook, present, and wish on February 12? Why this day is a Spring Holiday. We explain everything you need to know about celebrating the New 4719(!) according to the lunar calendar.
On February 12, according to the Chinese calendar, Ox will become the ruler of this year. The first day of the Chinese New Year isn't a holiday or a day off in Ukraine, but we usually wait for it with bated breath: what will the 2021 symbol bring us?
On the eve of January, astrologers and stylists competed to recommend Ukrainians exactly how to please the Ox: what to serve on the table, what colors to wear, what to cook. However, let's start from this: unlike its Western counterpart, the New Year on the Eastern calendar begins not on the night of January 1; there's no permanent start date for the Chinese New Year, so it's set for a different time each year. And China won't celebrate 2021, as we did recently, but 4719.
Although not every one of us believes in horoscopes, we always want to learn something pleasant and encouraging about the future. The Chinese horoscope or zodiac cycle comprises 12 animals; each corresponds to its own color, and the Chinese have also added five elements. So the full cycle lasts for 60 years! The following year is the year of the white metal ox. Astrologers believe that the year following a leap year is usually calm and stable. The ox, a majestic creature, has truly angelic patience and peace of mind. Hard work and perseverance distinguish this animal from others. And it'd be preferable if the entire 2021 passed under this slogan. Ox loves people who aren't afraid of responsibility and boldly go forward, overcoming all difficulties and obstacles on the way to success. Luck and success will certainly accompany those who've worked hard and patiently waited for their heyday.