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2021 Chinese New Year On February 12 Is ‘Late’ — But It Can Be Even Later.

by Anura Guruge


Chinese New Year
2000 to 2026.

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The Chinese New Year is a lunar calendar-based holiday.

The Chinese New Year starts on the day after the 2nd NEW MOON after the December Winter Solstice.


So, Chinese New Year 2021 starts Friday, February 12 as you can see from the Featured Image.

It can fall later DEPENDING on when the December New Moon was.

As you can see from the image above, it has — or can — fall later than February 12. OK?



Happy Chinese New Year 2021
(COVID be DAMNED).


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Wishing YOU A Happy Chinese New Year 2021 – ‘Year Of The Ox’; February 12.

by Anura Guruge


So, Chinese New Year 2021 starts Friday, February 12. A week from now. (That is a bit late, BUT still well within the bounds).

The celebrations can last up to 16-days.

The Chinese New Year starts following the 2nd NEW MOON after the December Winter Solstice.


BUT, this year, ALAS, things are so different.


I cannot get over it. I am NOT even thinking of going to Boston Chinatown for Dim Sum & the Dragon Parades. Wow.

We went last year though COVID was beginning to make its presence felt. But, I noticed & commented that there were hardly any masks. I was, THEN, glad. Things are different. Can’t remember the last time, prior to this year, that we will NOT be going down to Chinatown. We couldn’t go, 6 or 7 years ago, because there was a BLIZZARD in Boston that Sunday. Other than that, we have NOT missed Chinese New Year in decades!

Last year in Boston Chinatown, on February 2. Click image to see the 36 pictures.


We ALSO, as we had been doing annually for 6- or 7-years, went to the UNH ‘Confucius Institute’ Chinese New Year Event — on January 28. Yes, we were slightly concerned about COVID (though it wasn’t called as such then), BUT we wanted to show our solidarity to our friends at the Institute.


And now this year. I am crushed.


Happy Chinese New Year 2021
(COVID be DAMNED).


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London’s Spectacular Welcome To 2021, With Lasers, Fireworks & Drones — Must Watch.

by Anura Guruge



Given that I still think of the U.K. as HOME, I always make a point of watching THE Queen’s Christmas Speech & London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks.

This year’s show BLEW me away. I was SO, SO proud. Wow.

Yes, I have since read that some folks did NOT like it. Thought it was too political. I had NO issues. I thought it was on the mark.

Well, YOU have to watch it.


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When You Are Too Poor To Own An Ice Bucket Or Afford Expensive Champagne (Irrespective Of Stimuli Checks).

by Anura Guruge



Well, what can I say?

$2,000 stimulus checks would have helped. I could have got more expensive champagne.

The truth be known, I have drunk way too much good champagne over my life. I am trying to cut back. First champagne I have had in 13-months! That is quite an achievement for a ‘alchy’ that used to drink champagne daily. SMILE.


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THE Queen Wishing You A ‘Happy New Year’ & Welcoming The Newly Independent VERY GREAT Britain.

by Anura Guruge


I just happened to take this picture last night.

This is NOT her usual place. I had placed her there, for safety, when the Christmas decorations were being put up — INSIDE the house.

She normally resides in our Bay/Garden kitchen window, surrounded by plants, & getting plenty of sunlight. But, Christmas stuff went in that window & she was getting pushed around. That would never do. So, I moved her. She will go back to her pride of place after January 6, 2021.


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