Happy Chinese New Year!

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Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New year to all our Chinese friends. Based on the Chinese calendar, 2021 is the Year of the Metal Ox. And this year will be the so-called

“Healing Year” and “Comeback Year”.

We all know that because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the whole world is suffering in different aspects. People lost their jobs, businesses closed, some are unable to reunite with their family yet, and a lot more. So, as we celebrate this Chinese New Year, we all hope that this Year of the Metal Ox will be a better year than the last year. If you are one of those who believe in luck based on your zodiac sign, they say that the lucky ones this year will be the people born under the Year of the Rooster, Monkey, Tiger, Horse, Dog, Pig, Rabbit, and Ox. While the people born under the Year of the Sheep/Goat, Dragon and Snake are considered as not so lucky or will be a partly challenging year for them.

Don’t be discouraged, you can use that as your guide, and always remember to take extra precautions.

So, cheer up! Okay, now let’s talk about the lucky colors for this Year of the Metal Ox. The three lucky colors are Yellow, Red and Green. I suddenly imagined the Stop Light. Well, kidding aside, if you want to attract money, stability or prosperity, wear something yellow. Also, wear something green because green represents good connections with the people around you and it is also a lucky color when you want to endeavor new things.

And lastly, the luckiest color- red. Red is good for business, money, and abundance. So remember to check your wardrobe and make sure that you have those three lucky colors. In terms of food during Chinese New Year, there’s always steamed fish for abundance, circle or round shape fruits for prosperity, and sweet sticky rice balls for harmony between family members. Also, fortune cookies, green veggies and shrimp is a must.

Just remember to eat moderately. And let’s all have a joyful celebration! Let’s hope and pray that this year will be a more productive, fruitful, healthy, and peaceful year.

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year again!

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