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What is “YearOfTheOx” on Instagram Story?

You have already seen "YearOfTheOx" on you Instagram story

Highlights

  • What is “YearOfTheOx“?
  • Facebook and Instagram celebrating Chinese New Year with Stickers.
  • How you can use stickers for “YearOfTheOx“?
  • Story of Chinese New Year.

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What is “YearOfTheOx” on Instagram Stories?

Famous tech giant Instagram from Facebook introduced “YearOfTheOx” to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Chinese New year is also known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year.

Every Year Chinese New Year is celebrated between 21st January to 20th February, it is 15 days festival in China.
Chinese New Year or Lunar Year begins with the new moon and lasts until full moon day. This year New Year occurs on 12th February 2021.

You might be thinking about what does “YearOfTheOx” means, and why we see a bubble in Instagram stories.

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According to Chinese Zodiac, 2021 is the year of the Ox and Instagram is celebrating this Chinese New year in their own way i.e by putting a story in every Instagram users account.

When you click on this bubble or story, you will see stories from different creators you follow that uses ‘YearOfTheOx” stickers in their stories, what is stickers of “YearOfTheOx” you might be thinking, well you can use these stickers in your stories too and you may feature yourself into the Story of “YearOfTheOx” bubble.

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Here is the procedure on how to use stickers in your Instagram stories –

  • Open Instagram and click on ‘your story’ in the top left-hand corner of the homepage.
  • Take or upload a photo or video.
  • In the top right-hand corner of the screen, you will see a series of icons. Press the third one – a smiley face inside a square.
  • At the top of the screen, you will see three Chinese New Year stickers.
  • Click on the sticker you want to use and post your story.

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Story of Chinese New year

As you are reading this article, I thought you should know why Chinese celebrate their New Year.

As mentioned above, every Year Chinese New Year is celebrated between 21st January to 20th February, it is 15 days festival in China.
Chinese New Year or Lunar Year begins with the new moon and lasts until full moon day. This year New Year occurs on 12th February 2021.

The origin of the Chinese New Year or Lunar New year stepped thousands of years ago, that time a monster named Nias (means “year”) would attract villagers at the beginning of every new year and monster afraid of only one thing and that is loud noises, bright light and red colour, so villagers use these things to chase the monster ways. This festival is celebrated to usher out the old year and bring luck and prosperity for the upcoming year.
People use firecrackers, fireworks, red clothes to celebrate their New Year.

Young people are given money in a red envelope and people get one week off from offices to celebrate the New Year and Spring Festival.

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Himanshu Daksh

Himanshu Daksh is Admin of AskUsTech and an Engineer from Electrical and Electronics branch and also interested in making useful articles on interesting topics, he loves to interact with the internet and people. He loves singing and sketching and yes blogging, it feels good to write about yourself as a third person.

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