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Happy Lunar New Year!


Happy New Year

Out with the Rat, in with the Ox! Get ready…Lunar New Year begins Friday, February 12.

Lunar New Year is celebrated by over a billion people in countries such as Vietnam, Korea, Tibet, Mongolia, China, and the U.S.

Also known as Spring Festival, it begins on the first new moon of the lunar calendar, ending on the first full moon, so the date changes each year — on Western calendars, Lunar New Year usually happens January or February.

While many of the festivities will be taking place virtually this year, traditional commemorations include dragon dances, music, games, dumplings, and LOTS of fireworks.

You are an Ox if you were born after the first new moon during the following years: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, and, of course, 2021! Don’t forget, if you were born before the new moon during these years, you are a Rat, not an Ox.

Zodiac interpretation tells us the personalities of people born during the Year of the Ox are just as you might expect: strong, reserved, responsible, resilient, and conscientious. They generally are even-tempered, though they do have their opinions and can be stubborn at times. They are methodical, quiet, and sensible. It takes a lot to get them upset, but if they do, tempers can flare. You don’t want to lock horns with an angry ox!

When it comes to health and wellness, Oxen tend to be sturdily built, blessed with strength and endurance. They may take their vigor for granted though, and not pay adequate attention to their wellbeing. This can cause maladies, particularly digestive issues.

Sound like an Ox you know?