Lunar New Year is a celebration of the arrival of spring and the beginning of a new year on the lunisolar calendar. It is the most important holiday in China, and it is also widely celebrated in South Korea, Vietnam, and countries with a significant overseas Chinese population.
The festival that is frequently referred to as 'Chinese New Year' is not only celebrated in China. The term 'Lunar New Year' is increasingly used to refer to festivals in other countries that take place at the same time and with many of the same traditions as in China.
The holiday is sometimes called the Lunar New Year because the dates of celebration follow the phases of the moon. Since the mid-1990s people in China have been given seven consecutive days off work during the Chinese New Year.
First day of lunar or lunisolar calendar (late January - early February in East and Southeast Asia) Lunar New Year is the beginning of a calendar year whose months are moon cycles, based on the lunar calendar or lunisolar calendar. Lunar New Year is particularly celebrated in East and South East Asian countries.
Another way to say "Happy Chinese New Year" is "Xīnnián kuàilè" (新年快乐), literally meaning 'New Year happiness'. It is a formal greeting typically used for strangers. In Cantonese, the common way to say 'Happy Lunar New Year' is "Gong hei fat choy" (恭喜发财), which means 'Wishing you happiness and prosperity. '
Lunar New Year is traditionally celebrated in Asian countries especially in China and others influenced by Chinese culture like Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Philippines, and Indonesia. It is also celebrated where Chinese communities and those countries' overseas communities can be found.
Although Lunar New Year isn't a holiday in Japan, it does not pass unmarked! For example, there is the 15-day Chinese Spring Festival in Yokohama where you can see the Lion Dance, catch the Celebration Parade, and see thousands of lanterns on the final day of the festival.
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. It starts from February 1 and lasts until January 2, 2023. Those born in the Year of the Tiger are said to be brave, competitive, unpredictable and confident. Recent and upcoming years of the Tiger are 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, and 2022.
Cerulean blue, fiery red, mint green and imperial yellow are the lucky colours for 2022. These colours are derived from the four elements of Feng Shui — wood (primary element of the tiger), water (element of the year 2022), fire, earth and the Yang polarity.
Gemini are very flexible people by nature. This year will bring lots of joy to them and 15th Jan 2022 is the luckiest date for all them.
That means every 60 years, one element will apply to the Zodiac sign and have certain personality traits associated with it. 2022 is the Year of the Water Tiger. Those born this year are said to have great interpersonal relationships, and be very family oriented. The last Water Tiger year was 1962.
Here are the tips from Feng Shui Master Hanz Cua to keep bad karma away and let the good energy come into your life in 2022:
Dec 29, 2021
Goats, in year of the Tiger 2022, you have one of the luckiest zodiac signs. This year, you will have career growth and great relationships. Single Goats, you will have great luck in finding a partner.
Dog people (those born in a Chinese zodiac year of the Dog), you are destined to have good fortune in 2022, showing an upward trend compared to the previous year, according to Chinese astrological predictions.
|2019||February 4, 2019 – January 24, 2020||Earth|
|2007||February 17, 2007 – February 6, 2008||Fire|
|1995||January 30, 1995 – February 18, 1996||Wood|
|1983||February 13, 1983 – February 1, 1984||Water|
Jan 28, 2022
People born in the Year of the Dog are most compatible with those born in the Year of the Rabbit, Horse and Tiger. Horses and dogs often have deeply understanding and long relationships built on mutual respect and trust.
Chinese Lunar New Year - Calendar and Zodiac Animals
|If you were born on or between these dates you are:||Zodiac Animal and Characteristic|
|2019 February 5||2020 January 24||Pig|
|2018 February 16||2019 February 4||Dog|
|2017 January 28||2018 February 15||Rooster|
|2016 February 8||2017 January 27||Monkey|
Year of the Ox
The Chinese year of 2021 is the Year of the Ox - starting from 12 February 2021 and lasting until 31 January 2022. Next year, 2022, is the Year of the Tiger, which lasts from 1 February 2022 until 21 January 2023.
The Chinese zodiac signs most compatible with Tiger—and, thus, most likely to have a good year—are Horse, Dog, and Pig. People with these signs will be most receptive to the year of the Tiger's creative, wild, and intense energy.