The Chinese New Years FAQs 2021

The Chinese New Years FAQs 2021

When is this year 2021 Li Chun?

This year Li Chun date falls on 3 Feb 2021.

Why do we deposit money during Li Chun?

Fengshui believe that it is a symbol of steady income throughout the year. And depositing it during auspicious hour is believe to help. And every horoscopes have their own auspicious hour. So, if you are looking to start off this year in the best possible way, it does not hurt to do some banking during Li Chun this year. 

Below is a Li Chun chart grabbed from Fenshuibeginner.

Li Chun Banking Guide 2021 Image

What are Singapore Chinese New Year Covid-19 Measure?

1. All households will be able to host a maximum of eight guests a day, as part of stepped-up measures to combat rising Covid-19 infections ahead of Chinese New Year.

2. CNY visit limited to two household per day

3. If you are eating out, no shouting during louhei, one table is limited to maximum of 8 peoples and no intermingling allow. Exception for household that had more then 8 people. So that means no shouting of "huat ah" or any other traditional auspicious phrases that we were used to. However, you can consider wearing our Super Huat T-shirt to give your inner voice a chance. (source from The Straits Time)

For more information on Singapore Government Safe Management Measures Guidelines, check out gov.sg.

 

Why is the Chinese New Year called 'Lunar New Year'?

In olden days East Asian culture, days and times are marked with the Lunisolar Calendar. It is called the Lunar New Year because it is marked as the first new moon on the Lunisolar calendars. The Lunisolar calendar is regulated by the cycle of the moon and the sun. Despite the adoption of the Gregorian calendar as the calendar of choice, many East Asian Countries still follow closely the Lunisolar Calendar.

What is the Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the Lunisolar Calendar. It is also called the "Lunar New Year" or the "Spring Festival".

How long is Chinese new year?

In traditional Chinese New Year celebration, Chinese New Year is celebrated up to the 16 days, beginning from the Lunar New Year. Technically, the Spring festival is 15 days. However, many started celebrating on the eve of Chinese New Year.

When does the Chinese New Year start?

Chinese New Year start on the first new moon marked by the Lunisolar calendar. Chinese New Year had been celebrated for more than 3,500 years. However, its exact beginning is not recorded.

What is special about 7th day of Chinese New Year?

The 7th day of Chinese New Year is coined RenRi (人日), literally meaning Human Day. It is considered to be the birthday of men. In Singapore, RenRi is celebrated by preparing "Yu Sheng" a cuisine that is believed to bring luck.

What are some Chinese New Year traditions?

Some Chinese New Year traditions include the spring cleaning of one house before Chinese New Year - to prepare for the visit of family and relatives. East Asian will also take this spring cleaning opportunity to decorate their house with Chinese New Year Ornaments and traditional food. The family will also make a special arrangement to gather together as a family to have a "reunion" dinner/lunch. During visitation, "Red Packet"/"Red Envelope" filled with money will also be given out from married couples to the younger generation as a form of New Year's Money (压岁钱).

Do the people of Japan celebrate Lunar New Year?

Most of the Asian country people celebrate the Lunar New Year. However, in Japan, you will not find much celebration on the Lunar New Year, except for Japan's China town area.

What are good gifts for Chinese New Year?

Traditionally the best gifts to give for Chinese New Year are visiting your family, relatives, and friend. However, if you are looking to also prepare a gift for Chinese New Year, look out for gift that signifies luck, and avoid gifts that are considered bad luck. For relative that you seldom visit, prepare a gift that is accepted universally such as Bak Kwa, Chinese New Year traditional food like pineapple tart, Spring Roll, etc will be fine. For family members that you meet regularly, you can relax it a little and get a gift that they like. That aside, consider checking out our Chinese New Year Graphic T-shirts collections as an gift option. Remember, always veer on the safe side.

What is the significance of Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year to some East Asian Country is the most important festival of the year. During Chinese New Year, all attention of the household is refocusing back to the family. Business activities and other non-family related activities are put on halt temporarily. Refocusing entirely on the household and the family.

Does Malaysia celebrate the Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year is celebrated in Malaysia.

Why is Chinese New Year celebrated on February 5?

Chinese New Year is not always celebrated on February 5th. Chinese New Year is the first full moon of the Lunarsolar Calendar, the calendar is regulated by the cycle of the moon and the sun. Depending on the cycle, the date of Chinese New Year might change. This year 2021, the Chinese New Year start on 12 Feb.


Why is there a fox in the Chinese zodiac?

There are no Fox in the Chinese Zodiac Sign.

What are 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac?

The 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac sign in order is 1. Rat 2. Cow 3. Tiger 4. Rabbit 5. Dragon 6. Snake 7. Horse 8. Goat 9. Monkey 10. Rooster 11. Dog 12. Pig


What is the best Chinese zodiac sign?

There is no best Chinese zodiac sign, as different zodiac sign has its unique characteristics.


2021 is the Chinese year of what?

2021 is the Chinese year of the Ox. Since you are here, might as well check out our New Chinese New Year Collection, we have an Ox with a bubble tea. In the Chinese calendar, what does 'Year of X' mean? In the Chinese calendar, the Year of X means the year of the accompany zodiac sign.


Does Chinese Zodiac affect your marriage?

We are not sure about this. Fortune teller might have some ideas. However, we believe that the success of a marriage is not down to the pairing of any particular Chinese Zodiac sign.


What is the Chinese zodiac equivalent for Gemini?

The horse is akin to the Gemini in the Western Zodiac.


Why is the cat not in the Chinese Zodiac?

We are not sure why is the cat not in the Chinese zodiac sign. However, legend has it that the deity of the old wanted to have 12 zodiac representative and they hosted a race, and the rat came in first then followed by the Ox, etc. Perhaps, the cat lost the race? However, a tiger is considered part of the feline family. So, in another form, the cat does have some form of representation in the Chinese Zodiac.


When is the Chinese New Year 2021?

The Chinese New Year in 2021 starts on 12 Feb 2021, 0000hrs. What is the Chinese Zodiac? The Chinese zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao or Shu Xiang, features 12 animal signs in this order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Originated from ancient zoolatry and boasting a history of more than 2,000 years, it plays an essential role in Chinese culture. The 12 Chinese zodiac animals in a cycle are not only used to represent years in China, but also believed to influence people’s personalities, career, compatibility, marriage, and fortune. - from travelchinaguide .


What does the Chinese zodiac sign for Aries represent?

The Dragon Chinese zodiac sign is the equivalent of Aries.

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