Lunar New Year 2021

Natalie Nguyen, Staff Reporter

The Lunar New Year began on February 12, 2021, starting the Year of the Ox.


“The ox, in Chinese culture, is a hardworking zodiac sign. It usually signifies movements so, hopefully, the world will be less static than last year and get moving again in the second half of the year,” feng shui master Thierry Chow told CNN.


The Lunar New Year is a festival holiday that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the lunisolar calendar celebrated by many East Asian countries including China, South Korea, and Vietnam.


Many Asian families celebrate Lunar New Year differently, but most have gatherings and hand out red envelopes. The Lunar New Year marks the first moon of the lunisolar calendars traditional to many east Asian countries.


People celebrate Lunar New Year by putting up decorations and eating reunion dinners with family and friends.


The lunisolar calendar is regulated by cycles of the moon and sun, and there are twelve different animals that signify each new year.