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Lunar New Year: Celebrating the Year of The Ox

From the virtual tea ceremonies, the art of dumplings, incorporating a decluttering master, to Feng Shui, these activities are sure to get your guests excited and engaged even virtually. 

Ready to ring in the Lunar New Year with fun and entertaining event ideas? Take your Lunar New Year Celebration and spruce it up in time for the 2021 Year of the Ox. The long-time celebrated occasion is a time to commemorate prosperity, health, and good fortune with friends and family.  

2021 is the year of the Ox, officially starting on February 12, 2021. The Year of the Ox is the second zodiac sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle. The Ox symbolizes hard work, discipline, strength, and an indomitable spirit. 

In the United States, the growth of the Asian population is on the rise, which also increases events marketed towards the Asian community. 

Many brands have tapped into this Asian holiday to either introduce and/or expand their sales to the Asian market. However, for 2021, as virtual events take center stage, how can you celebrate this year’s Lunar New Year virtually? 

From the virtual tea ceremonies, the art of dumplings, incorporating a decluttering master, to Feng Shui, these activities are sure to get your guests excited and engaged even virtually. 

  • Decluttering Master. Cleaning and decluttering are also an important tradition and part of the preparations for the Lunar New Year. Hire a decluttering master to join your virtual event to give your attendees tips and tricks on how to declutter their space to bring good luck all year long. With The Home Edit and Marie Kondo popularity on the rise this will surely be a hit!  
  • Tea Ceremony. F or a more relaxing option, guests can learn the art of tea during a traditional tea ceremony. The tea ceremony represents harmony, respect, purity and tranquility. Pair the ceremony up with a traditional Asian instrument performance and your event will truly bring the cultural aspect to life. 
  • The Art of Dumplings. Unleash your inner chef by hosting a virtual dumpling making session. Guests will be able to learn how to create the perfect dumpling fold and traditional fillings.  Want to go beyond a standard dumpling, check out this article about a Facebook user in Taiwan who makes realistic looping dumplings disguised as goldfish.   
  • Feng Shui.  Feng Shui is a practice of arranging a space in order to create balanced energy and harmony between an individual and their environment. Guide your guests on how they can mix up their space to allow for Feng Shui in their space!; or even bring more good luck, love, or good health into their lives.  

Take your Lunar New Year Celebration to a whole new level with these fun and festive ideas. Merging tradition, fun, and festivity, these Lunar New Year event ideas will surely delight all guests and add a unique touch to your virtual event. 

The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox, from Feb. 12, 2021, until Jan. 31, 2022. Use the chart below to discover your Zodiac Animal and corresponding personality traits based on the year you were born:

1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind

1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Diligent, dependable, strong, determined

1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Brave, confident, competitive

1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
Quiet, elegant, kind, responsible

1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
Confident, intelligent, enthusiastic

1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
Enigmatic, intelligent, wise

1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
Animated, active, energetic

1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Calm, gentle, sympathetic

1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
Sharp, smart, curious

1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
Observant, hardworking, courageous

1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
Lovely, honest, prudent

1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
Compassionate, generous, diligent

Chart courtesy of China Highlights

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