Many people are leaving 2020 behind and hoping for a new year that is not characterized by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The year 2021, or the Year of the Ox according to the lunar calendar, may just bring about that. As the second animal of the zodiac, the ox denotes hard work, stability, and positivity. These characteristics are just what are needed to have a more prosperous year in 2021.
This year, the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society hopes to shine light onto the many countries that celebrate Lunar New Year, including China, Vietnam, Korea, and Mongolia. On February 12th, the first day of the 2021 Lunar New Year, a blog will be published on the website to give a glimpse into these special traditions. Even though the traditions are different from country to country, the purpose is the same: coming together with loved ones to celebrate the New Year and the beginning of the spring season.
Happy Lunar New Year to all!