Union Bank® celebrates

Happy Lunar New Year

新年快乐

あけましておめでとうございます

chúc mừng năm mới

Union Bank is proud to celebrate the Lunar New Year with our Asian communities.

According to the zodiac calendar, 2021, the Year of the Ox, will be filled with wealth and abundance.

From us to you, a bright and prosperous Lunar New Year.

year of the ox figurine

2021: The Year of the Ox

The Lunar New Year is a significant event in Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese culture. In 2020, it’s celebrated on January 25th.

Based on a 12-year cycle, each year has a zodiac animal that is believed to influence personality traits and inspire the future.

Traditions around the world

Out with the old, in with the new. No matter where you live in the world, a new year means a fresh new start. We count our blessings, dream big, and celebrate with friends and loved ones in our own traditional ways.

chinese dumplings

China

Families gather to enjoy "lucky" foods (fish and dumplings), ward off evil spirits with firecrackers, and wish other success and prosperity. Children get red envelopes with money to spend in the new year.

first writing of the year in Japan

Japan

Good tidings is the centerpiece of the Japanese new year. To bring abundance, families get together to practice calligraphy writing (Kakizome, "the first writing") and Ozone, a special rice cake soup.

decorations in vietnam

Vietnam

“Tet,” the Vietnamese new year, begins with a traditional greeting from the children to the elders. The children receive red envelopes with money and families enjoy Banh Chung, a dish made of rice, mung beans, and pork.

How do you celebrate the New Year?
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What is your zodiac sign?

It’s believed that people born in a given year have the personality of that year’s animal. See the animal signs below to learn more about each zodiac animal.

calligraphy of the ox zodiac sign

Ox

1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

Diligent, dependable, strong, determined

calligraphy of the tiger zodiac in kanji

Tiger

1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

Brave, confident, competitive

calligrahpy of the rabbit zodiac

Rabbit

1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

Quiet, elegant, kind, responsible

calligraphy of dragon zodiac

Dragon

1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

Confident, intelligent, enthusiastic

calligraphy of the snake zodiac sign

Snake

1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025

Enigmatic, intelligent, wise

calligraphy of horse zodiac sign

Horse

1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026

Animated, active, energetic

calligraphy of ram in kanji

Ram

1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

Calm, gentle, sympathetic

calligraphy for the mokey zodiac

Monkey

1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028

Sharp, smart, curiosity

calligraphy for rooster zodiac sign

Rooster

1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029

Observant, hardworking, courageous

calligraphy of the dog zodiac sign

Dog

1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030

Loving, honest, prudent

calligraphy of the zodiac sign of the pig

Pig

1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

Compassionate, generous, diligent

calligraphy of rat in kanji

Rat

1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

Quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind

Celebrate with us

Our culturally diverse and multilingual team is proud to serve you. To celebrate the Lunar New Year with Union Bank, visit one of the branches below.

20th & Wilshire
2001 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA, 90403
Adams Avenue
8899 Adams Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA, 92646
Alameda Taylor
1700 The Alameda, Suite 100
San Jose, CA, 95126
Anaheim Hills
701 S Weir Canyon Rd Ste 101
Anaheim, CA, 92808
Arcadia
1045 W Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA, 91007
Arlington
9811 Magnolia Ave. Suite B
Riverside, CA, 92503
Arques Avenue
1109 East Arques Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA, 94085
Bellevue
10900 Ne 8Th St Ste 100
Bellevue, WA, 98164
Bellevue-Lakemont
4851 Lakemont Blvd SE Ste A1
Bellevue, WA, 98006
Berkeley
2333 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Beverly Hills UB
9460 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212
Buena Park
8301 La Palma
Buena Park, CA, 90620
Burlingame
1887 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA, 94010
Burlingame-Howard Avenue
Address
Burlingame, CA, 94010
California Mart
900 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Carmel Mountain
11865 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 1106
San Diego, CA, 92128
Cedar & Herndon
6666 North Cedar Avenue
Fresno, CA, 93710
Chino Hills Crossroads
13225 Peyton Drive
Chino Hills, CA, 91709
Clairemont
4225 Genesee Avenue
San Diego, CA, 92117
College Center
6010 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, San Diego, 92115
Crenshaw
3060 Crenshaw Blvd. Ste A
Los Angeles, CA, 90018
Cypress
4125 Ball Road
Cypress, CA, 90630
Daly City
95 Southgate Ave.
Daly City, CA, 94015
Davis
300 E Street
Davis, CA, 95616
Del Mar
1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 207
Del Mar, CA, 92014
Del Mar Heights
12950 Carmel Country Road
San Diego, CA, 92130
Escondido
Address
city, state, zip
Escondido
303 West Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA, 92025
Euclid & Federal
1666 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA, 92105
Fashion Fair
565 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA, 93710
Fountain Valley
18175 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA, 92708
Fourth & Laurel
344 Laurel Street
San Diego, CA, 92101
Fremont
39305 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA, 94538
Fullerton
911 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA, 92832
Gale Ranch
11000 Bollinger Canyon Road, Ste H
San Ramon, CA, 94582
Garden Grove
11900 Brookhurst Street, CA, 92840
Gardena
15800. S. Western Ave
Gardena, CA, 90247
Glendora
601 West Route 66
Glendora, CA, 91740
Golden Triangle
4660 La Jolla Village Drive Suite 175
San Diego, CA, 92122
Harbor View
1666 San Miguel Drive
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
Hillcrest
3900 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100
San Diego, CA, 92103
Huntington Beach
16141 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
Irvine
17951 Macarthur Blvd
Irvine, CA, 92614
Japan Center
1675 Post Street
San Francisco, CA, 94115
Kearny Mesa
7770 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92111
La Habra
1970 West Whittier Boulevard
La Habra, CA, 90631
La Jolla
7807 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA, 92037
Laguna Hills
23511 Paseo De Valencia
Laguna Hills, CA, 92653
Las Tunas
835 E. Las Tunas Drive
San Gabriel, CA, 91776
'Laurel Heights
3473 California Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118
Little Tokyo
120 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Marina Del Rey
4240 Lincoln Boulevard
Marina Del Rey, CA, 90292
Milpitas
11 South Milpitas Blvd
Milpitas, CA, 95035
Mira Mesa
3473 California Street
San Diego, CA, 92126
Montebello
850 North Wilcox Avenue
Montebello, CA, 90640
National City
22 East Eighth Street
National City, CA, 91950
North Park
2927 University Avenue
San Diego, CA, 92104
Oakland Office
1970 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA, 94612
Orange
500 South Main Street, 1st Floor
Orange, CA, 92868
Orange County Airport
2001 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA, 92612
Palo Alto Main
400 University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA, 94301
Palo Alto South
4291 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
Palos Verdes Center
507 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estates, CA, 90274
Panorama City
14360 Roscoe Blvd.
Panorama City, CA, 91402
Pasadena
70 South Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA, 91101
Pleasant Hill
1902 Contra Costa Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523
Pleasanton
4747 Hopyard Road, Suite E-2
Pleasanton, CA, 94588
Pleasanton-Gateway Plaza
6774 Bernal Ave Ste 310
Pleasanton, CA, 94566
Puente Hills
17899 Colima Road
City Of Industry, CA, 91748
Quail Hill
6513 Quail Hill Parkway
Irvine, CA, 92603
Rancho Bernardo
16880 Bernardo Center Drive
San Diego, CA, 92128
Rancho Cucamonga
11551 Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730
Rancho Penasquitos
13175 Black Mountain Rd, Ste #1
San Diego, CA, 92129-2658
Sacramento Downtown
700 L Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814
Salinas
1001 South Main Street
Salinas, CA, 93901
San Carlos
799 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA, 94070
San Diego Admin
530 B Street S-1690
San Diego, CA, 92101
San Diego Main
1201 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA, 92101
San Francisco Main
400 California Street
San Francisco, CA, 94104
San Gabriel
401 East Valley Blvd.
San Gabriel, CA, 91776
San Jose - Japantown
590 N 6th Street
San Jose, CA, 95112-3237
San Jose-Blossom Hill
1110 Blossom Hill Rd, Suite 40
San Jose, CA, 95118-3124
San Jose-North 1St Street
4190 N. 1St Street
San Jose, CA, 95134-1599
San Leandro
1145 East 14Th Street
San Leandro, CA, 94577
San Marino
2300 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA, 91108-2641
San Mateo Main
390 South El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA, 94402
San Ramon
3223 Crow Canyon Road Suite 100
San Ramon, CA, 94583
Santa Barbara Main
20 East Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Santa Monica
429 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste101
Santa Monica, CA, 90401
Saratoga
12988 Saratoga-Sunnyale Rd. Ste A
Saratoga, CA, 95070-4250
Solana Beach
969 Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA, 92075
Sorrento Valley
11015 Sorrento Valley Road
San Diego, CA, 92121
South Bay
21201 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA, 90503
South Gardena UB
18200 South Western Avenue
Gardena, CA, 90248
Stevens Creek
3290 Stevens Creek Boulevard
San Jose, CA, 95117
Stockton
35 South El Dorado Street
Stockton, CA, 95202
Studio City
12185 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA, 91604
Sunny Hills
1080 East Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, CA, 92835
Sunnyvale
495 South Mathilda Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Torrance
24030 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA, 90505
Torrey Hills
11185 East Ocean Air Drive
San Diego, CA, 92130
Turtle Ridge
5311 University Drive
Irvine, CA, 92612
Tustin
13300 Newport Avenue
Tustin, CA, 92780
University
3200 East Yorba Linda Blvd.
Fullerton, CA, 92831
Upland Sycamore Hills
2115 W. Baseline Road
Upland, CA, 91784
West Los Angeles
2115 W. Baseline Road
Upland, CA, 91784
Walnut Creek
1555 Mount Diablo Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
Warner Center
5855 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367
West Los Angeles
4032 Centinela Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90066
Westgate
1494 Saratoga Avenue
San Jose, CA, 95129
Westminster
15377 Brookhurst Street
Westminster, CA, 92683
Westpark
17595 Harvard Ave., Ste. G
Irvine, CA, 92614
Westwood
10900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA, 90024
Woodbridge
5365 Alton Parkway, Suite P
Irvine, CA, 92604