CULTURE Chinese Lunar New Year: Year of the Ox

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Chinese Lunar New Year: Year of the Ox

Xinhua

22:59, February 09, 2021

Cattles rest amongst hays in Janbulak scenic spot in Qitai County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 10, 2017. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Xinhua/Li Jing)

Tourists view a golden sculpture of ox in the water at the West Lake scenic spot in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 28, 2009. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Xinhua/Tan Jin)

Takins are seen in the Qinling Mountains, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, July 12, 2020. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Photo by Wang Ping/Xinhua)

Folk artist Shi Junfeng makes an ox-themed paper-cutting work at her studio in Chengde City, north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 29, 2021. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Photo by Liu Huanyu/Xinhua)

People walk on a street decorated with ox-themed sculptures for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Feb. 1, 2021. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Xinhua/Yang Qing)

Team members lead the yaks during a border patrol in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 25, 2020. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Yaks are seen on the grassland in Qilian County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Dec. 7, 2020. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Xinhua/Zhang Hongxiang)

A foreign tourist wearing an ox-head hat tastes snacks at Ditan Park in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 25, 2009. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Photo by Chen Xiaogen/Xinhua)

A farmer ploughs with an ox in the fields in Baihezui Village in Mingyue Town of Huaying City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 2, 2021. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Photo by Qiu Haiying/Xinhua)

A staff member displays an ox-shaped traditional steamed bun in Linyi, east China's Shandong Province, Feb. 5, 2021. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Photo by Zhang Chunlei/Xinhua)

A golden takin baby is seen with its mother at Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, March 11, 2019. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

Students of a workshop paste ox-themed paper-cutting works in Qianxi County, Bijie City of southwest China's Guizhou Province, Jan. 17, 2021. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Photo by Fan Hui/Xinhua)

An ox-themed light decoration is seen at the Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai, east China, Jan. 30, 2009. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Xinhua)

A child touches a doll cow bought by his father at a market in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, Jan. 13, 2009. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Photo by Qin Gang/Xinhua)

A golden takin is seen in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Dec. 22, 2008. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Xinhua)

A staff member displays ox-shaped gold decorations at a gold store in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, Dec. 14, 2020. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Photo by Zhao Xiaoming/Xinhua)

Folk artist Zheng Shulin (L) stands in front of his ox-themed paper-cutting work in Yangpu District of Shanghai, east China, Jan. 16, 2009. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Photo by Dong Hongjing/Xinhua)

Birds stand on the head of a water buffalo in Jiaji Town, Qionghai City, south China's Hainan Province, Aug. 2, 2020. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Photo by Meng Zhongde/Xinhua)

An ox-shaped bronze exhibit is pictured in Shanghai Museum in east China's Shanghai, Feb. 4, 2021. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Xinhua/Ren Long)

Ox-shaped light decorations are seen in Macao, south China, Jan. 29, 2021. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Xinhua/Cheong Kam Ka)

A newborn calf is seen with its mother at the summer meadow in Tekes County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, July 2, 2020. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Xinhua/Wang Fei)

A child views a sugar painting of ox at Xinghua Park in Hefei, east China's Anhui Province, Jan. 10, 2009. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

A statue of yak is pictured near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 27, 2009. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Photo by Gesang Dawa/Xinhua)

Li Yicheng, a poverty alleviation team member, learns about the growth of cattle in Yaogao Village's high mountain natural pasture in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, April 26, 2020. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaobang)

A calf eats food at the calf breeding area of the Musha Ranch in Zhongwei, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Sept. 14, 2020. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals to record the lunar years and reflect people's attributes. The year 2021 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

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