Thank god that my Natal year (same zodiac animal as birth year) is almost over. 2020 was year of rat, as my zodiac animal. It is said that natal year people should always have something red on them. I made myself a red bracelet. But I didn’t think it was enough so I made another one. And my parents gave me the third one. I don’t think that I need to describe more about how bumpy and difficult of year 2020. Well I’m just glad that the year of ox is finally coming.
USPS has Lunar New Year stamps around the season. I started to collect them when I was in graduate school because it was again my natal year back then. Now, this is another round (12 years for one cycle, and 60 years for one Jiazi cycle).
According to USPS website, in Chinese tradition, five elements-wood, fire, earth, metal (or gold), and water-also cycle in accordance with the lunar calendar and are associated with the year’s animal sign. In 2021, the Lunar New Year will mark the beginning of the year of the Gold Ox.
Hope we all get some luck in this Gold Ox year. I definitely need it. O(∩_∩)O
Happy Lunar New Year~ Moo~