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新年快乐 (Xīnnián kuàilè)

"New Year Happiness!"

From the Event Team to all Haveners!
 

As many of you may know, today is the start of the Lunar New Year. We would like to invite all Haveners to come and celebrate with us in this spectacular event! The event will be divided into two section so make sure you read through the topic! But first, a little background on the Lunar New Year:

 

The Lunar New Year has been around for centuries and became significant through the myths and traditions. It is also commonly known as, "Chinese New Year." due to its origin in China. Traditionally, the festival was a time to honor deities as well as ancestors. A family would have a variety of activities and foods, all symbolic and important in celebrating Lunar New Year. Some of these traditions included setting off fireworks to scare away evil spirits, decorating everything in red to bring in the year with good luck, and even cleaning to appease the Gods that are coming down from heaven! The Lunar New Year is a calendar that is based on the lunar cycles, or the phases of the moon. The new year usually begins with the new moon around the end of January and lasts around 15 days until the full moon arrives with the Festival of Lanterns, which marks the end of the new year celebration. 

Lunar New Year is celebrated in other Asian countries and territories, including Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mauritius, and the Philippines. The Lunar New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and its geographical neighbors. Although the holiday originated from China, the neighboring countries adapted and developed their own traditions over time. It is nice to note that although it is not a national holiday, other countries like to celebrate as well such as: America, Australia, Canada & United Kingdom!

 

Here are some Lunar New Year greeting from neighboring countries in case you're curious!

Chúc mừng năm mới - Vietnamese
Sa was dee pee mai - Thai
Selamat tahun Baru - Malaysian/Indonesian
Saehae bok mani badeuseyo - Korean
Manigong Bagong Taon - Philippine

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e3a207afe59d651a63349f2962e1e913-chinese-knot-flower-shaped-by-vexels.png You can choose from one of our premade overlays or you can create your own as long as it fits the Lunar theme.
e3a207afe59d651a63349f2962e1e913-chinese-knot-flower-shaped-by-vexels.png You need to keep the overlay on for the duration of this event.

e3a207afe59d651a63349f2962e1e913-chinese-knot-flower-shaped-by-vexels.png You must comment below to show that you're using an overlay.

 

We have provided a handful of overlays you may use for the event. You are more than welcome to create your own, but keep in mind that they must be related to the theme. Feel free to donate some overlays, just leave a comment and an Event Coordinator will update it! If you need help adding an overlay, comment below and an Event Coordinator will add it for you.

 

 

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Our Celebration Begins:

Friday, February 12th

 

And Ends at:

Friday, February 26th

Everyone who participates in this event will receive the badge below!

 

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鼠年
2021 is the Year of the Ox.

Diligence. Dependability. Strength. Determination.

The Ox is the 2nd Chinese Zodiac! In a majority of Chinese folk legend, "Oxen are the hard workers in the background, intelligent and reliable, but never demanding praise."


 

Here you can find out which zodiac is from your birth year:

🐀 Rat: 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020
🐂 Ox: 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021
🐅 Tiger: 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 and 2022
🐇 Rabbit: 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 and 2023
🐉 Dragon: 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 and 2024
🐍 Snake: 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 and 2025

🐎 Horse: 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 and 2026
🐐 Goat: 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015 and 2027
🐒 Monkey: 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 and 2028
🐓 Rooster: 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 and 2029
🐶 Dog: 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018 and 2030
🐷 Pig: 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 and 2031

 

More about the 2nd Zodiac, the Ox:

 

Lucky:
Colors: white, yellow and green
Numbers: 1,4
Flower: Lily of the Valley & Lucky bamboo

 

Unlucky:
Colors: red, brown 
Numbers: 3, 6

 

 

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To celebrate the Lunar New Year we have a special challenge for you! In this event you are going to create a character based on the second Chinese Zodiac, the Ox! You may include your birth zodiac in the design, but the Ox must be visible and the main element in the design. You can make the character anything you want so be creative and imaginative!  We have included information about the Ox above, so you may use that in the design. The outfit doesn't necessarily have to be Lunar themed, but you can if you want it to be! We hope you will take up this challenge and celebrate the Lunar New Year in a creative way. Have a Happy Lunar New Year and may the year of the Ox be a good one! drawing challenge.png

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e3a207afe59d651a63349f2962e1e913-chinese-knot-flower-shaped-by-vexels.png Everyone can participate!
e3a207afe59d651a63349f2962e1e913-chinese-knot-flower-shaped-by-vexels.png You must include the Ox as a major design element in the character creation.

e3a207afe59d651a63349f2962e1e913-chinese-knot-flower-shaped-by-vexels.png Please put effort in the character design, we won't accept sketches/wips!

e3a207afe59d651a63349f2962e1e913-chinese-knot-flower-shaped-by-vexels.png Give a name for your character!
e3a207afe59d651a63349f2962e1e913-chinese-knot-flower-shaped-by-vexels.png You may change your entries anytime before the deadline.

e3a207afe59d651a63349f2962e1e913-chinese-knot-flower-shaped-by-vexels.png Post your design in this topic, make sure you mention it is for the drawing section!
e3a207afe59d651a63349f2962e1e913-chinese-knot-flower-shaped-by-vexels.png Credit any resources and/or references you use.
e3a207afe59d651a63349f2962e1e913-chinese-knot-flower-shaped-by-vexels.png There is no size requirement, however the canvas shouldn't be so tiny that it is blurry and hard to identify.

e3a207afe59d651a63349f2962e1e913-chinese-knot-flower-shaped-by-vexels.png You may sell any artwork created for this event. 

 

Our Celebration Begins:

Friday, February 12

 

And Ends at:

Friday, February 26th

Everyone who participates in this event will receive the badge seen below!

 

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You will also be put into a randomizer to win one of the three prizes! 

 

✦ 3 Months Elite

✦ 1 Week Ad Space

✦ 1 Donated Art

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