Lunar New Year is the beginning of a calendar year whose months are moon cycles, based on the lunar calendar or lunisolar calendar. Lunar New Year is particularly celebrated in East Asia, influenced by the Chinese New Year and the Chinese calendar.
Chinese New Year is celebrated for sixteen days (from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival). The preparations start seven days before Chinese New Year’s Eve. Many celebration activities for this period are traditional customs, but some are quite new
Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year ) will be celebrated on Friday, February 12, 2021. When Is Lunar New Year?
|Year||Lunar New Year||Chinese Zodiac Sign|
|2021||Friday, February 12||Ox|
|2022||Tuesday, February 1||Tiger|
|2023||Sunday, January 22||Rabbit|
Chinese New Year is one of the most significant holiday seasons in Singapore. Marking the first day of the year on the Chinese lunar calendar, the date fluctuates from year to year. The celebrations can last for two to three days, and they are colourful and abundant.
Either way, whether you refer to it as the Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, Spring Festival, or any other name, in the end it is the context that matters, and as long as no intentional offense is meant, it is safe to say that almost everyone will just be happy to share and celebrate the festive occasion all around the
How can I wish someone a Happy Chinese New Year? It directly translates to “wishing you great happiness and prosperity.” In Mandarin, the same greeting is “gong xi fa cai” (pronounced gong she fa tsai).
Six things you must not do during Chinese New Year On the first day, do not wash your hair. Don’t sweep the floor – you are sweeping away the luck and wealth. Don’t use sharp objects such as scissors, knives or needles. For ladies, don’t hurry your husband out of bed. Don’t argue and don’t scold, especially on the first day – it’s supposed to be very happy.
Although CNY officially only lasts for one week, many factories and businesses shut down about 10 days before CNY to allow time for workers to travel home.
The 15th day marks the first full moon after the Spring Festival and of the New Year, also known as yuán xiāo jié meaning “first night of the full moon”. The day is as well known as Lantern Festival day. It is customary to eat special sweet dumplings called yuanxiao resembling the shape of the full moon.
Overall Luck: According to Dragon fortune in 2021, their career and wealth will be auspicious. They can do well in their work fields and have more chances to get promotion and increase salary. 2021 is not a good year for them to establish a love relationship with others and get married.
It has been long believed that the Rabbit is the luckiest Chinese Zodiac sign, however new research may show otherwise. According to data collected by Australia’s official lottery provider, the Lott, those born in the year of the Rat were the luckiest when it came to winning the lotto last year.
Sagittarius is under the direct patronage of the Great Benefactor of the horoscope— Jupiter. That’s why Sagittarius is the luckiest zodiac sign.
CNY Guide: What You Can Actually Do in Singapore this Chinese New Year if You’re Not Celebrating [UPDATED 2021] Hit one of the perfect picnic spots. Stroll around Gardens by the Bay. Unleash the kid in you at Universal Studios Singapore. Behold an underwater dragon dance at S.E.A. Shop at Mustafa centre.
Each major local race and religion have two holidays each in addition to the secular holidays of New Year’s Day, Labour Day and National Day. For the Chinese, Chinese New Year ( two days ) and the Buddhist holiday Vesak Day (one day) are also observed.
Public holidays Feb 2021: Chinese New Year (10 days with annual leave) Thu 11 Feb. Mon 15 Feb (off-in-lieu)