Pick the Best Day to Start Work after CNY 2019

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Chinese New Year in Asia is like Christmas in the Western world, and many people living in Asia follow some of the CNY rituals, no matter whether they are Chinese or not. Planning a short holiday and/or planning the best day to start work after the CNY period is part of that.

Chinese New Year is celebrated over a period of 15 days and most shops and businesses will be closed for at least part of that time. Since each single day has a different kind of energy, it is important to pick 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.

It is worth remembering your zodiac 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 would do better to stay at home one more day. Be warned – if you do re-open your business on an unfavourable day, this can lead to problems and obstacles popping up throughout the year!

Of course, re-opening your business with a celebration increases the auspiciousness for the coming year.

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:

Date Conflict Animal

(ie not a good day for this zodiac animal)

Wednesday 6th February 2019 2nd Day of CNY Dragon
Friday 8th February 2019 4th Day of CNY Horse
Sunday 10th February 2019 6th Day of CNY Monkey
Tuesday 12th February 2019 8th Day of CNY Dog
Monday 18th February 2019 14th Day of CNY Dragon

The following are AVERAGE days to START work/re-open your business:

Date   Conflict Animal
Tuesday 5th February 2019 1st Day of CNY Rabbit
Thursday 7th February 2019 3rd Day of CNY Snake
Saturday 9th February 2019 5th Day of CNY Sheep
Monday 11th February 2019 7th Day of CNY Rooster
Wednesday 13th February 2019 9th Day of CNY Boar
Friday 15th February 2019 11th Day of CNY Ox
Saturday 16th February 2019 12th Day of CNY Tiger
Sunday 17th February 2019 13th Day of CNY Rabbit
Tuesday, 19th February 2019 15th Day of CNY Snake

Thursday, 14th February (Valentine’s Day!) is the only day not listed above, so this will be the only day to really avoid.

Whether you are celebrating with your family or going away on a short holiday, enjoy your time off and my best wishes for a successful Year of the Pig!

Best day to start work after CNY 2019


Source for the list of dates: Feng Shui Almanac 2019 by World of Feng Shui

16 January 2019

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