Chloe Randall

Chinese New Year in the nail industry

By Chloe Randall | 12 February 2021 | Feature

Chinese New Year Web Feature

Happy Chinese New Year! Scratch finds out more about the celebration and how you can celebrate with your nails…

What is Chinese New Year?

In 2021, Chinese New Year falls on Friday February 12, with celebrations continuing until February 26.

The reason the New Year falls at this time is because it marks the start of the lunar new year, which is when there is the start of a new moon.

As it depends on the moon, the date of Chinese New Year actually changes each year, but it will always fall some time between 21st January and 20th February.

In Chinese tradition, each year is named after one of 12 animals, which feature in the Chinese zodiac: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. This means the animals will have a year dedicated to them once every 12 years, in a cycle.

The forecast for the year…

2021 is year of the metal ox, which is the second of the zodiac animals.

The year of the Ox 2021 will be a time for emotional, spiritual and economical reconstruction. In other words, the destruction caused by the pandemic in 2020, various conflicts, misunderstandings, as well as the general economic crisis will be the starting point for a new vision regarding the development and technological evolution of the world economy based on a new, more viable criteria.

The colours of the year 2021 according to Feng Shui are metallic grey and aqua blue.

Chinese New Year Product Picks…

Halo Create Micro Crystals in Champagne

NSI Polish Pro in Laura

Salon System Gellux Gold Rush Available from wholesalers nationwide



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