Depositing money on Li Chun, also known as Farmers’ Day, is believed to grow one’s wealth and ensure good luck. Are you holding on to cash and waiting to deposit it during the Chinese New Year period? Following the lack of Li Chun in the Year of the Pig, the upcoming Rat year holds great promises for those looking to ‘HUAT’ (prosper)! Read on and we shall share on the best dates, timing and ways to boost your savings in 2020!
What is Li Chun or Farmers’ Day?
Li Chun, which marks the beginning of spring and a year of transition, was traditionally an important day for farmers in China where they would pray for a good harvest. In Singapore, this tradition has evolved (with our shrinking agriculture sector) into depositing money into one’s bank account to symbolise bountiful wealth for the new lunar year. Noticed those long queues at the ATMs islandwide around Chinese New Year period? That day is most likely Li Chun. The practice of depositing money for good wealth during Li Chun is so popular in Singapore that banks have special measures to cope with the expected crowd! Are you ready to jump on the bandwagon?
#1 Plan ahead for Li Chun 2020
In 2020, Li Chun falls on 4th February and you can deposit money into your bank account based on the auspicious timeslot(s) that correspond(s) with your zodiac sign. Check out the following guide (courtesy of Way Fengshui) on the best time for you to deposit your cash. Of course, let’s be mindful not to blow away our angbao* money on unnecessary expenses.
*Angbao is a monetary gift, commonly inserted in red envelopes or red packets, and given during the Chinese New Year as a form of good luck.
#2 Save time = Save money
While we all would like to HUAT, bear in mind that time equates money. Try to avoid “popular” timeslots such 7pm to 9pm or go the extra mile literally to use an ATM that’s less frequented so that you don’t waste time queuing. If you happen to get an e-angbao during Li Chun, lucky you!
#3 Get greater value out of your savings on these dates
From 23rd January till 4th February 2020, our EASY save series (up to 4.07%1 p.a.) comes with Chinese New Year perks! Enjoy additional S$110 shopping vouchers on top of early-bird promotion when you sign up for either eEASY save V or eEASY savepro insurance savings plan with a minimum S$30K premium paid. In addition to accumulating wealth with life protection benefits, you’d even get to shop for free! That’s a pretty good deal, agree? Well, terms apply so find out more here.
“HUAT” are you waiting for?
There’s a Chinese saying that goes, “the entire year’s work depends on a good start in spring”. We wish you a good head start in this New Year, and it’s time to think about how to make the most of your hard-earned money if you have yet to do so. Good luck!
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