Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday in Asia and many rituals are to be observed during this festive season. For example, this is the time when you see many lion dances outside shops and buildings as part of the festivities.
Chinese New Year is celebrated over a period of 15 days and most shops and businesses will be closed for at least part of that time. Picking the best day to return to work or to re-open your business after the CNY period is a very important aspect. After all, each day has a different kind of energy and everybody wants to make sure they have an auspicious start of the New Year.
In addition to the date, consideration should also be given to your zodiac animal when deciding on the date to re-open your office or business. It is best to select the day that does not conflict with the owner and/or the key executives and managers. Conflict animals on the chosen date ought to stay at home one more day if possible. Many people believe that re-opening your business on an unfavourable day will result in problems and obstacles popping up throughout the year!
Of course, re-opening your business with a celebration, such as a lion dance or a New Year Party, increases your good fortune for the coming year.
These are the BEST days to START work/re-open your business after CNY:
(ie not a good day for this zodiac animal)
|Saturday 25th January 2020||1st Day of CNY||Rooster|
|Friday 31st January 2020||7th Day of CNY||Rabbit|
|Sunday 2nd February 2020||9th Day of CNY||Snake|
|Tuesday 4th February 2020||11th Day of CNY||Sheep|
|Wednesday 5th February 2020||12th Day of CNY||Monkey|
|Friday 7th February 2020||14th Day of CNY||Dog|
The following are AVERAGE days to START work/re-open your business:
|Sunday 26th January 2020||2nd Day of CNY||Dog|
|Tuesday 28th January 2020||4th Day of CNY||Rat|
|Wednesday 29th January 2020||5th Day of CNY||Ox|
|Thursday 30th January 2020||6th Day of CNY||Tiger|
|Saturday 1st February 2020||8th Day of CNY||Dragon|
|Monday 3rd February 2020||10th Day of CNY||Horse|
|Thursday 6th February 2020||13th Day of CNY||Rooster|
|Saturday 8th February 2020||15th Day of CNY||Boar|
Monday, 27th January is the only day not listed above, so this will be the only day to really avoid.
Whether you are celebrating Chinese New Year with your family or going away on a short holiday, enjoy your time off and my best wishes for a prosperous and successful Year of the Rat 2020!
Source for the list of dates: Feng Shui Almanac 2020 by World of Feng Shui
13 January 2020