CNY 2020 – Best Travel Dates

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It’s that time of the year again! For Western people it’s Christmas, when you live in Asia it’s Chinese New Year – the biggest holiday of the year. Millions of people will be travelling to be at home with their families for the festivities and people all over Asia are already preparing for Chinese New Year.

This year, Chinese New Year is early and falls on 25th January 2020.

Chinese people will return home for this special occasion if they can, no matter whether they live in the next town or in a different country. Others use the public holidays for a short holiday.

Whatever your reason for travelling during this Chinese New Year period, picking the best travel dates will make your journey easier and smoother. For this reason, I would like to share the best travel dates for the CNY period 2020, taken from the Feng Shui almanac.

To get home in time for the celebrations, the best travel dates are as follows:

Date Conflict Animal

(ie NOT a good day for this zodiac animal)

Monday 20th January 2020 Dragon
Tuesday 21st January 2020 Snake
Thursday 23rd January 2020 Sheep
Friday 24th January 2020 Monkey
Saturday 25th January 2020 – CNY Rooster

During the 15 days of the Chinese New Year Period, the following are the most auspicious travel dates:

Date   Conflict Animal
Saturday 25th January 2020 1st Day of CNY Rooster
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
Thursday 6th February 2020 13th Day of CNY Rooster
Friday 7th February 2020 14th Day of CNY Dog

If you cannot avoid travelling on one of the less auspicious days, ie one of the dates not mentioned above, I would recommend you carry a protective amulet with you.

Safe travels!

Best Travel Dates during Chinese New Year


Source for the list of dates: Feng Shui Almanac by World of Feng Shui

13 January 2020

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