Chinese New Year is the biggest event in the Chinese calendar, just like Christmas in the Western world. Millions of people would usually travel to spend the festive time with their families or enjoy a short holiday.
This year, Chinese New Year falls on 12th February 2021, with festivities starting the evening before. In China, the period from 11th – 17th February is a national public holiday this year. Other countries in Asia, such as Malaysia, Vietnam, Korea, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, and of course Singapore, usually have large celebrations too.
This year it will be a much quieter affair though, with international travel severely restricted and safe-distancing measures in place everywhere. But the celebrations will still be filled with many of the same traditions, customs and special food as usual.
And for those of you who are able to travel within their home country/country of residence, I thought I’d share the good travel dates for the CNY period with you, just in case!
Most auspicious travel dates for CNY 2021:
|Saturday 13th February 2021||2nd Day of CNY||Dog|
|Friday 19th February 2021||8th Day of CNY||Dragon|
|Sunday 21st February 2021||10th Day of CNY||Horse|
|Wednesday 24th February 2021||13th Day of CNY||Rooster|
|Thursday 25th February 2021||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 highly recommend you carry a protective amulet with you.
Source for the list of dates: Feng Shui Almanac by World of Feng Shui
5 February 2021