Chinese New Year 2021 – Year of the Ox

2021 is the Year of the Ox on the Chinese Calendar

The Ox is the second out of the twelve zodiac signs: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which the animals arrived to his party. The Ox was about to be the first to arrive, but the Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox.

This year is going to be lucky and also perfect to focus on relationships, whether we are talking about friendships or love. In the Chinese Zodiac, the Ox is very hardworking and methodical. 2021 is going to be a year when work will get rewarded, and those zodiac signs who are lucky in terms of money this year will be the ones that will make a considerable effort.

There is NO Set Date for Chinese New Year

According to the Lunar calendar, the Spring Festival starts on February 12th and lasts until February22nd, 2021. Unlike western holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, when you try to calculate it with the solar (Gregorian) calendar, the date is all over the place.

For details regarding Chinese New Year traditions as well as detailed history, check out  Year of the Ox Explained.  For brands & agencies looking to connect with multicultural audiences, Alcance Media Group can assist.

Infographic: Chinese New Year 2021 – Year of the Ox

Infographic Chinese New Year 2021 Year of the Ox


The Asian population in the United States exceeds 23 million and of that the Asian population in the U.S. that are Chinese or of Chinese descent exceeds 5.2 million according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  Additionally here is the 2021 Calendar of Multicultural and Diversity Events

Additional Great resources for information on Chinese New Year and the Year of the Ox:

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