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Lunar New Year: what is your sign and Chinese horoscope?



February 2021, under the sign of the Metal Buffalo (or Beef), ending the year of the Metal Rat. 

According to the Chinese horoscope, this is a year under the sign of toil and discipline.

Because the animal is "dictatorial, determined and rebellious", as explained on the site specializing in the event, Chine. In. 

The Buffalo is compatible with the signs of the Rooster and the Snake but gets along very badly with the Goat.

This year, it will be a question of redoubling its efforts to carry out innovative projects. 

The Metal Yang element honors individualism and independence. The year will end on January 31, 2022, to make way for the Water-Tiger.

Lunar New Year

1. Chinese New Year 2021

Chinese New Year is celebrated in France by the Chinese diaspora mostly concentrated in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, 7 hours apart. 

Due to health measures linked to the coronavirus pandemic, the parades. Dance shows and exhibitions traditionally organized to celebrate the lunar year cannot take place. 

Nevertheless, this Chinese New Year can be an opportunity to discover or rediscover the delights of Asian cuisine.

2. What is your Chinese horoscope for the year 2021?

How will this year of the Metal Buffalo (or Beef) affect your Chinese zodiac sign (how do you calculate it?) in terms of love, finances, and health?

Chinese horoscope for the year

Rat: if you socialize with great ease, in intimacy, you may suffer from a past offense. 
2021 could be a good year if you agree to communicate more in intimacy and if you show less individualism. A Year of the Buffalo is a year of adaptation and change, in love and in work.

Buffalo (or Beef): carried by a new cycle, you will enter an introspective phase. 
In love, beware of the murky waters of passion! On the spending side, curb your consumption desires. Take care of yourself, relax and beware of high-risk activities and insomnia. 
At the end of a year full of upheavals, you will gain in maturity.

Tiger: despite a few false starts, you will achieve your goals both personally and professionally. 
As a couple, beware of conflicts. On the other hand, if you're single, you may well find your soul mate this year 2021! 
On the health side, take care of yourself and don't spend too much energy.

Rabbit: it will be time to double your efforts and devote yourself to your career and emotional development. 
Attentive and very altruistic, you will be there for your loved ones and will know how to comfort grieving souls.

Dragon: victim of your professional ambition, your emotional life will take a blow this year 2021. You must choose between love and a career. Tired of the atmosphere in which you evolve, you will need to explore new horizons...

Snake: In love, your dangerous charm will sparkle if you're single. As a couple, you will feel so supported. 
On the professional side, you will receive support in your projects and your social life will be well filled.

Horse: it will be time, in this year 2021, to get rid of your chains to express your creativity. 
You will undoubtedly earn more money and meet new people. Weary of routine, you will oscillate between love and freedom!

Goat: this year of the Ox will reason like a new beginning, carried by great independence! 
But beware, you may feel misunderstood, and in love, beware of crisis! On the health side, beware of injuries. 
You will have to take care of yourself.

Monkey: friendship is at the rendezvous in this year of the Buffalo. But professionally and lovingly, you will be disobedient. 
You will flee the hierarchy to give free rein to your bohemian and slightly fickle spirit.

Rooster: A beautiful personal and professional evolution awaits you in 2021, under the aegis of the Buffalo. 
At the end of the year, you will be able to enjoy an improvement in your lifestyle thanks to a new job or a promotion! 
In love, the time has come to commit you for good, with a year-end full of tenderness and promises.

Dog: this year 2021 placed under the sign of the Buffalo; take your time before making important decisions and watch out for the profiteers. 
You will manage to draw the lines of a new professional destiny. In love, take care of your half, because you may appear to be running away.

Pig: you will be fulfilled in love this year 2021, from a carnal as well as a cerebral point of view! In addition, you will be able to move mountains and earn a lot of money. 
In spite of the obstacles that will mark out your road, you will be positive, thanks to introspection. 

3. Which animal is associated with you?     

Each year is associated with one of the twelve signs of the zodiac, represented by animals. 

We talking about especially in the Chinese calendar, which returns cyclically every 12 years: rat, buffalo, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, pig. 

The New Year is also linked to one of the five cosmogonic elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water.

Do you know which are your Chinese zodiac sign and its element? To know your animal of the Chinese zodiac, among the 12 animals ..

That are the Rat, Buffalo, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig,

 All you need is your date of birth and go to this page to calculate it.

To know your element in the Chinese horoscope, the years of birth ending with 0 or 1 are of Metal, with 2 or 3 are of Water.

 With 4 or 5 are of Wood, with 6 or 7 are of Fire, with 8 or 9 are of Earth.

4. When is the Chinese New Year?

The date of the Chinese New Year changes every year because it is based on the lunar-solar calendar. 

This corresponds to the first new moon of the year. It is in the Chinese city of Nanjing, at the Purple Mountain Observatory, that this date is determined.

 In 2021, the date of the Chinese New Year is set for Friday, February 12.

* Chinese New Year 2021: February 12

* Chinese New Year 2022: February 1st

* Chinese New Year 2023: January 22

5. Lunar New Year: a year shorter than the solar year

Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year? As the festivities in honor of Chinese New Year is in full swing on February 12, 2021, the official date of the Lunar New Year, the question may arise.

For if drums and dragon parades are part of the folklore, the evolution of the event's name still remains unknown to the general public.

This change of wording is not however insignificant... First explanation: the choice of the date of the event, which changes every year.

Globalization and the mix of cultures that these celebrations have brought about can also help us understand this evolution. 

And for good reason, Chinese New Year is no longer celebrated only in China, but also in many Asian countries where the Middle Kingdom has a major influence. 

The so-called Lunar New Year is, therefore, a French formulation that wants to take into consideration the simple fact that other states such as Malaysia..,

Thailand, Indonesia, or Vietnam organize festivities for this occasion. The Chinese themselves speak of "Lunar New Year", or "Spring Festival".

But then, why this change of date?

The Chinese calendar is said to be lunar-solar, that is to say, that the months are fixed not according to the annual cycle of the Sun.

As are those of the Gregorian calendar, but according to the regular cycle of the phases of the Moon. Consequently. 

The date of the Chinese New Year, or lunar, varies from one year to another on our calendar. 

However, in order to prevent the seasons from drifting, the lunar calendar must be regularly readjusted to the solar calendar.

To better understand this, it is important to know that the 12 lunar months have a duration of about 354 days, which gives us months of 29.5 days, 11 days less than in the solar calendar. 

Every three years, a 13th lunar month is therefore added in order to make this lunar calendar corresponds to the solar calendar and thus avoids this famous unwanted drift of the seasons.

 One in the other, the years do not all have the same number of days, but the Chinese New Year finally always occurs between January 21 and February 20 of the Gregorian calendar. 

And based on the lunar cycle, an event happens very precisely on the occasion of the second new moon since the winter solstice. 

As for all the beginnings of the Chinese months, the Lunar New Year corresponds to the first day of a new moon.

6. Chinese New Year parades in Paris

The two emblematic parades of the capital are canceled, as last year, because of the health crisis of the Coronavirus, because of the risks of propagation. 

The famous Chinese New Year parade is customary to gather more than 100,000 people in the 13th district. 

The children will have to be patient before rediscovering the beautiful dance of the Dragon...

Famous since the 1980's for its lion and dragon dance shows, the parade usually starts at 1pm from 44 avenue d'Ivry.

Then takes the following route: avenue de Choisy, place d'Italie, avenue d'Italie, rue de Tolbiac, avenue de Choisy, boulevard Masséna, avenue d'Ivry.

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