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MetiNews.Com - The Year of the Rat is coming to an end in what will be the first set of Chinese New Year celebrations o take place in a nationwide lockdown
Breaking News ! Chinese New Year is coming but how will it be celebrated in 2021? In 2020, dark clouds gathered and rain poured on the main Chinese New Year celebrations in Birmingham. But this year it will be coronavirus overshadowing the festivities. This is the first time Chinese New Year has happened in a national lockdown. The date typically falls on the closest new moon to the start of spring, so the celebrations are also known as Spring Festival. In Chinese culture, spring starts when the sun is at a longitude of 315 degrees. It means that Chinese New Year always falls sometime between January 21 and February 20 and is generally at the time of the second new moon after Winter Solstice. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now What date is Chinese New Year 2021? Chinese New Year 2021 will fall on Friday, February 12. That's almost two weeks later than in 2020, when it was on January 25. Among the Chinese community, festivities last for 16 days, starting on Chinese New Year's Eve and concluding with a Lantern Festival. Celebrations are likely to be virtual this year, as was the case with the Mid Autumn Festival in October 2020. Check back for updates on what's happening in 2021.
. The Chinese zodiac moves in a 12-year cycle so the ox was also the animal for 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and so on. The five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water are also used in Chinese astrology. This year's ox is associated with metal, as was also the case in 1961. As oxen have been so important as reliable beasts of burden in agriculture, people born in a Year of the Ox are perceived to be hard-working, loyal, honest, dependable, determined, responsible and logical, but can also be conservative, stubborn, overcautious and uncommunicative.
It's said that the ox ranks the second among the Chinese zodiac animals because it helped the rat but was then tricked by it. The myth says the Jade Emperor declared the order of zodiac signs would be based on the arrival of each of the 12 animals. Ox could have been first but kindly gave a ride to rat. On arriving, rat jumped off and beat the ox to first place. Famous people born in a Year of the Ox include Princess Diana, Barack Obama, Walt Disney, Bruno Mars, Malcolm X, George Clooney, Dustin Hoffman. Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Paul Newman, Margaret Thatcher, Kylie Jenner, Morgan Freeman, Jane Fonda, Jim Carrey, Maisie Williams, Eddie Murphy and Angela Lansbury.
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