How we help Wellbeing Resources Happy Chinese New Year 2021 Chinese New Year, also called Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is an important traditional festival that is celebrated by every Chinese community worldwide. It is a time for family reunion, and to wish each other happiness, good health, peace, and prosperity. According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2021 is the year of the Ox. People born in a year of the Ox are said to be reliable, conscientious and inspire confidence in others. EVENTS While the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations aren't taking place in person this year, you can find some great online events, videos and activities to take part in here: Royal Museum Greenwich - Chinese New Year Julia Charles Events Management - 2021 Virtual Chinese New Year Workshops Manchester Museum Virtual Chinese New Year Arts & Craft Workshop - 13th Feb 11am Visit London & London Chinatown Chinese Association - Online Event on 14th Feb 12pm Eating for Health & Wealth The foods enjoyed during Chinese New Year have a special emphasis on bringing luck and fortune in the coming year. Download our Chinese New Year 2021 wellbeing guide to find out more about Chinese New Year traditions, and how you can eat for your health and wealth during the festive period. 恭喜發財 Pronunciation: ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’ in Mandarin or ‘Gong Hei Fat Choy’ in Cantonese. Meaning: Wishing you lots of fortune for the New Year.