Whether you are back in the office or still working from home, now is a good time to start planning ahead for Chinese New Year, especially if you still have some days left from your annual leave.
This year, Chinese New Year falls on the 12th February 2021. It is the biggest holiday in Asia and comes with many rituals. The holiday is celebrated over a period of 15 days and most shops and businesses will be closed for at least part of that time. It is strongly believed that observing certain traditions will help you have a lucky and auspicious year to come.
One of these traditions is picking the “best” day to return to work or re-open your business after the CNY period. Each day has a different kind of energy and it is believed that how the New Year starts bears a great significance on how the rest of the year will unfold. So obviously 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 sign when deciding on the date to return to work (even if this is at home) or re-open your office or business. It is best to select a day that does not conflict with the owner and/or the key executives and managers. Conflict animals on the chosen date ought to delay their return to work by a 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.
These are the BEST days to START work/re-open your business after CNY:
|Date||Conflict Animal (ie not a good day for this zodiac animal)|
|Saturday 13th February 2021||2nd Day of CNY||Dog|
|Friday 19th February 20201||8th Day of CNY||Dragon|
|Saturday 20th February 2021||9th Day of CNY||Snake|
|Sunday 21st February 2021||10th Day of CNY||Horse|
|Tuesday 23rd February 2021||12th Day of CNY||Monkey|
|Thursday 25th February 2021||14th Day of CNY||Dog|
The following are AVERAGE days to START work/re-open your business:
|Friday 12th February 20201||1st Day of CNY||Rooster|
|Sunday 14th February 2021||3rd Day of CNY||Boar|
|Tuesday 16th February 2021||5th Day of CNY||Ox|
|Wednesday 17th February 2021||6th Day of CNY||Tiger|
|Thursday 18th February 2021||7th Day of CNY||Rabbit|
|Monday 22nd February 2021||11th Day of CNY||Sheep|
|Wednesday 24th February 2021||13th Day of CNY||Rooster|
|Friday 26th February 2021||15th Day of CNY||Boar|
Monday, the 15th February 2021 is the only day not mentioned in both tables above – AVOID ALL ACTIVITIES ON THIS DAY.
Conflict Animal: Rat
I hope everybody will be able to pick a suitable date! As we are all longing for a better year 2021 I hope sharing these dates well in advance will help you plan accordingly. All the very best!
Source for the list of dates: Feng Shui Almanac 2021 by Lillian Too’s World of Feng Shui.
31 December 2020