3 February 2021
Happy Chinese New Year 2021 – Year of the Ox!
The Ox is the 2nd animal in the Chinese Zodiac cycle.
Being honest and hardworking are associated with the Ox, it is a valued animal due to its role in agriculture and the advancement to modern society.
According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order of the Zodiac would be decided in how swiftly they arrived to the party, the Ox was to be first, but the rat tricked the Ox into taking him along, then, upon their arrival, the rat jumped ahead, making the Ox second.
The Ox is associated with the hours 1-3am in the morning, and in Chinese culture Ox are symbols of honesty and hard work.
Learn more about the Year of the Ox here.