The Year of the Water Rabbit, which previously occurred in 1963. The Water Rabbit is said to have the ability to turn unfortunate events around, despite their upbringing, per Chinese New Year.
For those born during the Year of the Rabbit, is all about "letting go," per Horoscope.com. This includes decluttering your life, letting go of toxic relationships or moving on from a job.
As people with the Rabbit sign let go of old things, it's also a good time to try new things as Rabbits have "extra luck and opportunity in the water Rabbit year,"But wait! there's More!
The Legend of Monster Nian
There are countless folktales attached to Lunar New Year, but the myth of “Nian” stands out as the most iconic and fun.
Legend has it Nian was a ferocious underwater beast with sharp teeth and horns. Every Lunar New Year’s Eve, it crawled onto the land and attacked a nearby village.
On one such occasion, as the villagers rushed into hiding, a mysterious old man showed up and insisted on staying in the village despite being warned of impending doom.
To the villagers’ surprise, the old man and the village survived utterly unscathed.
The man claimed to have scared Nian away by hanging red banners on the door, lighting firecrackers and wearing red clothes.
This is how wearing the fiery color – right down to undergarments – along with hanging red banners with auspicious phrases and lighting firecrackers or fireworks became Lunar New Year traditions, all of which are still followed today.