Southwest Airlines’ Float “Happy Year of the Ox”

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Southwest Airlines welcomes an auspicious New Year as the Ox looks through the window to a celestial realm. The Ox stands with authority and wisdom, glittering in traditional Chinese papercut. The flourishing gold tree—adorned with blooming plum blossoms—represents perseverance and purity. Above the Ox, dreamlike clouds in traditional Chinese style represent good fortune and the granting of all wishes. Finally, the red lanterns and intricate fretwork frame the window of the future with the Ox steadfast and awaiting the blessings of the New Year.

Those born in the Year of the Ox are said to be honest, reliable, and hardworking. They tend to make excellent leaders, teachers, doctors, and business people. Famous People born in the year of the Ox include Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, President Barack Obama, Charles Lindbergh, George Clooney, Robert F. Kennedy, Princess Diana, Walt Disney, and Malala Yousafzai.

Although this Lunar New Year looks different, the spirit remains strong. Southwest Airlines wishes you and your family prosperity, happiness, and good health in the year of the Ox.

2021 Southwest Airlines “Happy Year of the Ox” – Designed by Stephanie Mufson