chinese new year 2022 – the year of the tiger
In the dark room, we will light our building red to join in the celebrations. What are you going to do to celebrate Chinese New Year? Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for some fun tiger-related posts on Tuesday, February 1.
what is chinese new year?
Chinese New Year 2022 falls on Tuesday, February 1, and celebrations last for up to 16 days. preparations for the new year start on January 24 and last until new year’s eve, this time is known as the “little year”. Chinese New Year officially begins on February 1 and ends on February 11. Also known in China as the Spring Festival, the year is marked by the Chinese lunisolar calendar, which means the date changes every year. the festivities end with the lantern festival, preparations for which begin on the 12th, and the lantern festival itself is celebrated on February 15. Chinese New Year is full of superstitions that will seemingly dictate how the next 12 months unfold for each of us. According to superstition, on the first day of the new year you should avoid daily tasks such as doing laundry, using scissors and sweeping the floors. avoiding crying children is also on the list and at the extreme end, women should not leave the house, this sounds like another lockdown! According to Chinese belief, doing any of these will bring you bad luck for the entire coming year!
the chinese zodiac
2022 is the year of the tiger, which ranks third in the Chinese zodiac. Just like their eponymous zodiac animal, people born in the years of the tiger are vigorous and ambitious, bold and courageous, enthusiastic and generous, self-confident, with a sense of justice, and committed to helping others for the common good. The Chinese zodiac is divided into 12 just like its western counterpart, but with the big difference that each house lasts for a year instead of a month. Each Chinese New Year is marked by one of 12 animals. your zodiac sign is derived from the year you were born on the Chinese lunar calendar.
Remember, if you were born in January or February, it may be a little different as the new year moves between January 21 and February 20.
• rat: 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972
• ox: 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973
• tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
• rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
• dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
• snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
• horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
• sheep: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
• mono: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
• Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
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• dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
• pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971
The years assigned to each animal are in a very specific order. According to an ancient Chinese folk story, the Jade Emperor summoned 13 animals to a meeting and announced that the calendar years would be named in the order they arrived. this led to “the great race”. find out more about “the great race” and why only 12 animals got here.
what does your chinese zodiac sign mean?
Each zodiac sign has unique numbers, colors and characteristics associated with it. the lucky numbers for people born in the year of the ox are one and four, and their lucky colors are white, green and yellow. people born in the year of the ox are characterized by being diligent and hardworking. they are honest, strong, and trustworthy, and their ability to remain calm makes them great leaders. In Chinese astrology, the 12 animal zodiac signs each have unique characteristics. Find out the traits associated with your birth year here.
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