Li Chun 2024: Most Auspicious Timings to Deposit Money

John Yong

John Yong

Last updated 09 January, 2024

Li Chun (立春) falls on 4 February 2024. It signifies "the Beginning of Spring", and is the start of a new Chinese solar year.

Have you ever noticed snaking queues forming at banks and ATMs on a particular day around Chinese New Year?

This special day is called Li Chun (立春), and according to Chinese feng shui, it is supposedly an auspicious day for depositing money into your bank account as it symbolises steady income and wealth throughout the year.

Depending on your Chinese Zodiac sign, there are several auspicious timings throughout the day to deposit money.

Auspicious Timings

According to our research, the most auspicious timing to deposit your money will on 5 February 2024, from 11am to 1pm.

This applies to every Zodiac sign, except for those born in the Year of the Ox, Snake, Monkey, and Rooster

Fret not, as there are other auspicious timings for you to make your deposit.

Source: Way Fengshui
Date & Timing Zodiac Signs
04/02/24 (Sunday)

5pm to 7pm
Most auspicious hour for Ox, Dragon, Snake
04/02/24 (Sunday)

9pm to 11pm
Most auspicious hour for Tiger, Rabbit, Goat
05/02/24 (Monday)

11pm to 1am
Most auspicious hour for Ox, Dragon Monkey
05/02/24 (Monday)

3am to 5am
Most auspicious hour for Horse, Dog, Pig
05/02/24 (Monday)

5am to 7am
Most auspicious hour for Goat, Dog, Pig
05/02/24 (Monday)

7am to 9am
Most auspicious hour for Rat, Monkey, Rooster
05/02/24 (Sunday)

1pm to 3pm
Most auspicious hour for Rabbit, Horse, Pig

Inauspicious Timings

On the other side of the coin, these are the most inauspicious timings to deposit your money. Avoid these timings if possible.

  • 04/02/2024 (Sunday) - 3pm to 5pm
  • 04/02/2024 (Sunday) - 7pm to 9pm
  • 05/02/2024 (Monday) - 1am to 3am
  • 05/02/2024 (Monday) - 9am to 11am

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Auspicious Colours for every Zodiac sign

Besides the auspicious timing, it is also customary to wear your Zodiac's lucky colour to double your luck, or "huat". Here are the lucky colours of the 12 different Zodiac signs.

Source: Way Fengshui
Yellow, Brown, Blue, Black
Blue, Black, Red, Orange
Blue, Black
Yellow, Brown, Blue, Black
Blue, Black, White, Gold
Yellow, Brown, White, Gold
Red, Orange, Yellow, Brown
Green, Red, Orange
Red, Orange, Blue, Black
Yellow, Brown, Red, Orange
White, Gold
Yellow, Brown

I hate queuing, what should I do?

With advancements in our banking services, you can actually participate in Li Chun from the comfort of your own home.

Instead of depositing money from your physical wallet into an ATM, you can transfer some money into your digital wallet, for example DBS PayLah! or OCBC Pay Anyone.

When it hits your auspicious timing, simply transfer the money from your digital wallet back to your savings account. No queues or fuss whatsoever.

And to make sure you get the most out of this auspicious occasion, remember to deposit your funds into a savings account that gives you the highest interest rates.



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