Soon the Chinese/Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival as it is called in China, will be upon us. (11th February) This will be the year of the Iron Ox in the Chinese zodiac:
It will be a different celebration for many due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with limitation on the number of people that can be together for the family reunion dinner and the normal family visits:
Even rules for tossing Yusheng. No shouting of “Loh hei”:
For us it will be different because we will not be in Singapore this year.
No travel between countries and even within some countries.
In Singapore the preparations are underway regardless: Chinatown is busy with shoppers of goodies as usual
And the decorations are up:
Not to forget:
High season for Lion Dance Troops.