Happy Chinese New Year!

February 11, 2021

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Today marks Chinese New Year and 2021 is the year of the ox.

The ox is the second zodiac animal, people born in the following years were also born in the year of the ox:

  • 1961
  • 1973
  • 1985
  • 1997
  • 2009

Your personal traits

If you were born in one of the years listed above, you are thought to have an honest nature. You’re also supposed to be known to be diligent, dependable, strong and determined. It’s also thought that oxes will make plans and know what they are going to do before they go ahead and do it. Due to this people born during the year of the ox are believed to often enjoy success.

Your lucky numbers

Your lucky number are also thought to be one, four and other numbers containing 1 and 4 such as 14 and 41. As well as your lucky colours being white, yellow and green.


Traditionally celebrations usually include families gathering together for feasts, as well as swapping gifts and red envelopes with money in as a sign of good luck for the year ahead. There’s usually events and celebrations taking place throughout Liverpool as well in order to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Unfortunately, due the ongoing pandemic, these events are unable to take place this year. However, in an attempt to try and keep the festivities alive, our Independent Living Team have decorated our Independent Living facilities, Bluebell and Watchfactory and have been delivering fortune cookies to customers on both sites to wish them well and good fortune.