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Gong Xi Fa Cai 2021 – Year of the Ox – Happy Lunar New Year

By February 12, 2021June 9th, 2023No Comments
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“Happiness and prosperity,” is a common phrase when wishing someone a Happy Lunar New Year. In Chinese, you would say, 恭喜發財 or Gōngxǐ fācái (pronunciation). This is the Year of the Ox.


Chinese Word 牛  Niú
Earthly Branch of Birth Year 丑 Chǒu
Five Elements (Wǔ Xing) 五行 Earth
Yin Yang (Energy) Yin
Lunar Month Twelfth
Lucky Numbers 1, 9
Unlucky Numbers 3, 4 (avoid these)
Lucky Flowers Tulip, evergreen, peach blossom, rose
Lucky Colors Blue, red, purple
Unlucky Colors White, green (avoid these)
Gemstone Aquamarine
Years of the Ox 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033 …

Additional Reading
– Wu Xing:  five-element theory of Chinese philosophy (visit)
– Travel China Guide – Year of the Ox (visit)
– Year of the Ox from Wikipedia, Chinese Zodiac
– Other Happy Lunar New Years on our Blog:

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