Are you back at work or still working from home? Either way, now is a good time to plan for Chinese New Year, especially if you still have some days left from your annual leave entitlement from last year that need to be used up.
This year, Chinese New Year falls on the 1st February 2022. 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 – and I think we are all longing for that!
One of these traditions is picking the “best” day to return to work or re-open your business after the CNY period. This is important because each day has a different kind of energy.
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.
So let’s start the Year of the Water Tiger 2022 right!
These are the BEST days to START work/re-open your business after CNY:
|Tuesday 1st February 2022||1st Day of CNY||Rabbit|
|Thursday 3rd February 2022||3rd Day of CNY||Snake|
|Friday 4th February 2022||4th Day of CNY||Horse|
|Sunday 6th February 2022||6th Day of CNY||Monkey|
|Tuesday 8th February 2022||8th Day of CNY||Dog|
|Monday 14th February 2022||14th Day of CNY||Dragon|
The following are AVERAGE days to START work/re-open your business:
|Date||Conflict Animal (ie not a good day for this zodiac animal)|
|Wednesday 2nd February 2022||2nd Day of CNY||Dragon|
|Saturday 5th February 2022||5th Day of CNY||Sheep|
|Monday 7th February 2022||7th Day of CNY||Rooster|
|Wednesday 9th February 2022||9th Day of CNY||Boar|
|Friday 11th February 2022||11th Day of CNY||Ox|
|Saturday 12th February 2022||12th Day of CNY||Tiger|
|Sunday 13th February 2022||13th Day of CNY||Rabbit|
|Tuesday 15th February 2022||15th Day of CNY||Snake|
Thursday, the 10th February 2022 is the only day not mentioned in both tables above – AVOID ALL ACTIVITIES ON THIS DAY.
I hope everybody will be able to pick a suitable date! As we are all longing for a better year 2022 I hope sharing these dates will help you plan accordingly. All the very best!
Source for the list of dates: Feng Shui Almanac 2022, World of Feng Shui
17 January 2022