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Chinese New Year Year of the Ox

Chinese New Year marks the transition between zodiac signs 2021 is the year of the Ox.

Chinese New Year 2021 falls on Friday, February 12th, 2021.

Celebrations last up to 16 days, but only the first 7 days are considered a public holiday.

Chinese New Year is the first day of the New Year in the Chinese lunisolar calendar It is also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival. The first day of the festival begins on the New Moon some time each year between January 21st and February 20th.

Many countries around the world celebrate Chinese New Year. For many it’s a time to celebrate the end of an old year and the beginning of a new one, at home cooking a special meal for family and friends.  With people spending more time at home - cooking while entertaining or relaxing with family or friends, the risk of fire increases. People are more likely to be distracted during this time of year and therefore more vulnerable to fire.

However you plan to celebrate Chinese New Year, North Wales Fire & Rescue Service want you to enjoy the festivities safely, and we have put together some advice on how to celebrate safely.

Chinese New Year - Religion and Culture 

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service wishes everybody a safe and happy Chinese New Year.


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