Lunar New Year kicks off on Friday, February 12th, and as it’s recognized by many worldwide, it signals the dawn of a new year in several countries across East Asia. Beginning with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ending after 12 full cycles, each year is marked by one of the 12 animals within the Chinese zodiac calendar. The year 2021 is that of the Ox, which connotes hard work, strength, reliability and honesty.

This special occasion is acknowledged with symbols and traditions ushering in good fortune, joy and prosperity. Here are some of our favourite beauty picks to celebrate the Year of the Ox.