With Chinese New Year (CNY) falling on 22 January 2023 (Sunday) this year, Monday and Tuesday will be designated public holidays. CNY will therefore be a long weekend many Singaporeans are looking forward to taking a break.
If you are planning to extend your breaks by using up your leaves, we have suggestions on when you can do so to maximise your CNY blessings.
In traditional Chinese customs, there are auspicious dates for everything, even for stopping and starting work. These auspicious timings will help to increase your fortune and goodwill for the year ahead.
For the superstitious or those who want to have the most huat year of the Rabbit possible, look no further to see when you should start work after CNY 2023 celebrations.
Here are the most auspicious dates for you to stop and start work for CNY based on your Chinese Zodiac signs.
(Don’t know your Chinese Zodiac sign? You can find out over here.)
Guide to When to Stop & Start Work After CNY 2023 Depending On Your Chinese Zodiac Sign
When to Stop Work for the CNY Season
According to Fengshui Beginner, these are the most auspicious dates for the different Zodiac signs to stop work.
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20 January 2023 (Friday): For all Zodiac signs except Monkey
21 January 2023 (Saturday): For all Zodiac signs except Rooster
For most Zodiac signs, these dates are near CNY eve, so it would only take one to two days of leave (if you’ve a 5.5 workweek). Take this time to spend more time with your extended family and have a good reunion meal together.
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When to Start Work for the CNY Season
Now, this is a tad more complicated.
According to Fengshui Focus, these are the auspicious dates for the different Zodiac signs after the CNY celebrations, with the most auspicious dates in bold.
22 January 2023 (1st day of CNY): Good for all Zodiac signs except Dog
24 January 2023 (3rd day of CNY): Good for all Zodiac signs except Rat
25 January 2023 (4th day of CNY): Good for all Zodiac signs except Ox
26 January 2023 (5th day of CNY): Good for all Zodiac signs except Tiger
27 January 2023 (6th day of CNY): Good for all Zodiac signs except Rabbit
28 January 2023 (7th day of CNY): Good for all Zodiac signs except Dragon
29 January 2023 (8th day of CNY): Good for all Zodiac signs except Snake
30 January 2023 (9th day of CNY): Good for all Zodiac signs except Horse
31 January 2023 (10th day of CNY): Good for all Zodiac signs except Sheep
1 February 2023 (11th day of CNY): Good for all Zodiac signs except Monkey
2 February 2023 (12th day of CNY): Good for all Zodiac signs except Rooster
3 February 2023 (13th day of CNY): Good for all Zodiac signs except Dog
4 February 2023 (14th day of CNY): Good for all Zodiac signs except Boar
You are advised to avoid starting work on 23 January (second day of CNY), and 5 February 2023 (last day of CNY) as these dates are inauspicious and will bring bad luck to your career if you were to start work on those dates.
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