Chinese New Year - Tuesday, February 1st

Chinese New Year, also called the Spring Festival, is of cultural significance and highly celebrated in Chinese culture. It falls on a different date each year in January or February depending on the solar calendar and approximates to one month long. This festival has been celebrated in China for millennia.

The Chinese New Year is one of the most significant festivals in all of East Asia. This year, it falls on Tuesday, February 1st. Chinese New Year celebrations may occur as long as 16 days and typically include feasting, fireworks, and dragon dances. You can even see people wishing each other a “Happy New Year” by shaking their hands and exchanging red envelopes containing lucky money (“red pockets”).

The upcoming Chinese New Year will usher in the Year of the Tiger, ending the current year, Year of the Ox. It is believed that one’s fortunes are determined by the year in which they are born. Based on the year in which you are born, you may be expected to have traits that correspond with that animal’s characteristics.

The word “tiger” directly translates to “fierce power.” Tigers are strong and courageous animals with a reputation for being powerful hunters. This makes them perfect symbols for success, ambition, determination, energy, passion, courage, and fearlessness.

What Chinese Zodiac are you?

See the image below to find out which Chinese Zodiac you belong to! 

Sources

  1. Calendardate.com. 2021. Chinese New Year 2022 – Calendar Date. [online] Available at: <https://www.calendardate.com/chinese_new_year_2022.htm>.
  2. Chinahighlights.com. 2021. Chinese New Year 2022 Date: Feb. 1, Animal Sign Tiger. [online] Available at: <https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/festivals/when-chinese-new-year.htm> .
  3. Chinesenewyear.net. 2021. Year Of The Tiger. [online] Available at: <https://chinesenewyear.net/>.
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