Chinese New Year is the most important day in the Chinese calendar, and many people living in Asia follow some of the CNY rituals, no matter whether they are Chinese or not.
Chinese New Year is celebrated over a period of 15 days and lots of shops and businesses will be closed during that time. Since each single day has a different kind of energy, it is important to choose the right day to return to work or to re-open your business if you want to make sure you are starting the New Year on an auspicious note.
Look out for the conflict 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 should not come to work that day. If you do re-open your business on an unfavourable day, this can lead to problems and obstacles popping up throughout the year.
To increase your business luck for the New Year it is very auspicious to celebrate this loudly on your opening day. This is the time when you see loads of lion dances here in Singapore, accompanied by beating drums! But if this is a bit “too much” for you, you could always invite your friends for an opening party.
Now if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to plan!
These are the BEST days to START work/re-open your business after CNY:
(ie not a good day for this zodiac animal)
|Saturday 17th February 2018||2nd Day of CNY||Dog|
|Friday 23rd February 2018||8th Day of CNY||Dragon|
|Sunday 25th Februaray 2018||10th Day of CNY||Horse|
|Tuesday 27th February 2018||12th Day of CNY||Monkey|
|Thursday 1st March 2018||14th Day of CNY||Dog|
The following are AVERAGE days to START work/re-open your business:
|Friday 16th February 2018||1st Day of CNY||Rooster|
|Sunday 18th February 2018||3rd Day of CNY||Boar|
|Tuesday 20th February 201||5th Day of CNY||Ox|
|Wednesday 21st February 2018||6th Day of CNY||Tiger|
|Thursday 22nd February 2018||7th Day of CNY||Rabbit|
|Saturday 24th February 2018||9th Day of CNY||Snake|
|Monday 26th February 2018||11th Day of CNY||Sheep|
|Wednesday 28th February 201||13th Day of CNY||Rooster|
|Friday, 2nd March 2018||15th Day of CNY||Boar|
Monday, 19th February and Saturday 3rd March are the only days not listed above, so these will be the only days to really avoid.
Enjoy your time off and my best wishes for a successful Year of the Dog!
Source for the list of dates: Feng Shui Almanac 2018 by World of Feng Shui
11 February 2018