Sadly, Wai Yee Hong will not be hosting a Chinese New Year celebration for the public this year, due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the arrival of the Year of the Ox may be a little subdued this year, there are still many ways in which we can celebrate the New Year:
- Preparing and eating a Chinese feast, featuring lotus roots to signify plenty of food each year and black moss to signify good fortune.
- Hang up fortune scrolls, with prosperous greetings and blessings written on them to ensure an auspicious New Year
- Cleaning of the house before New Year to sweep out bad luck and welcome good luck.
- Wearing new clothes and shoes to symbolise a new start
- Don’t use scissors and knives early into the New Year as you may end up cutting your good luck short!
Location: Eastgate Oriental City. Click for directions.
Year of the Ox
2021 is the Year of the Ox, which is the second sign in the Chinese zodiac. Oxes are the dependable hard-workers of the zodiac! If you are aged 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84 or 96 this year, you are more likely than not to be a Chinese Ox.
Check out my ox horoscope!
Want to learn more about the traditions and folklore surrounding Chinese New Year? Why not take a look at: