On behalf of Heritage Mississauga Happy Lunar New Year 2021!
May all those celebrating the Year Of The Ox have a happy Tet, Chinese New Year and Seollal filled with health, happiness, good fortune and joy.
Here is an excellent website to learn all about the Chinese New Year: https://chinesenewyear.net/
Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Chuc Mung Nam Moi!
Xin Nian Kuai Le!
Saehae Bok Mani Badeuseyo!
About The Lunar New Year / Spring Festival
Most important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Chinese New Year, also called Lunar New Year, annual 15-day festival in China and Chinese communities around the world that begins with the new moon that occurs sometime between January 21 and February 20 according to Western calendars. Festivities last until the following full moon. Chinese New Year occurs on Friday, February 12, 2021, in many of the countries that celebrate it.
The holiday is sometimes called the Lunar New Year because the dates of celebration follow the phases of the moon. Since the mid-1990s people in China have been given seven consecutive days off work during the Chinese New Year. This week of relaxation has been designated Spring Festival, a term that is sometimes used to refer to the Chinese New Year in general.
To read more about the history, here is a link to an excellent article: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Chinese-New-Year
How long is Chinese New Year?
Celebrations last up to 16 days, but only the first 7 days are considered a public holiday (February 11th–17th, 2021).
Year of The Ox
In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal. Because of its role in agriculture, positive characteristics, such as being hardworking and honest, are attributed to it. Diligent, dependable, and strong. Have ideals and ambitions for life and care about family and work. Can achieve their goals by consistent effort.
People born in the Year of the Ox:
11 February 1937 >> 30 January 1938 Fire Ox
29 January 1949 >> 16 February 1950 Earth Ox
15 February 1961 >> 4 February 1962 Metal Ox
3 February 1973 >> 22 January 1974 Water Ox
20 February 1985 >> 8 February 1986 Wood Ox
7 February 1997 >> 27 January 1998 Fire Ox
26 January 2009 >> 13 February 2010 Earth Ox
12 February 2021 >> 31 January 2022 Metal Ox
31 January 2033 >> 18 February 2034 Water Ox
17 February 2045 >> 05 February 2046 Wood Ox
4 February 2057 >> 23 January 2058 Fire Ox
23 January 2069 >> 10 February 2070 Earth Ox
9 February 2081 >> 28 January 2083 Metal Ox
Each year at this time Heritage Mississauga joins in the celebrations with the Mississauga Chinese Business Association in their annual reception at Mississauga City Hall, however, we are happy to have been able to celebrate virtually on Google Meet.
You can find information about their upcoming virtual event on their Facebook Fan Page.