Lunar New Year, also referred to as Chinese New Year, will be celebrated on February 1, 2022.
The day may fall on different dates every year according to the moon cycles. It is celebrated during the second new moon after the winter solstice, usually between January 21 and February 20 on the Gregorian calendar, according to a 7News report.
On February 1, 2022, the year 4720 of the traditional Chinese calendar begins.
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According to Chinese astrology, there are 12 zodiac signs, different from the usual ones that represent years and the five elements of nature. As per the horoscope, the animal ruling an individual’s birth year greatly influences his/her personality and destiny. The same Chinese animal sign and element combinations occur only once every 60 years.
Year of the Tiger
The 12 Chinese zodiac signs include rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. The year 2022 is the year of the tiger.
People born in the years 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 and 2022 belong to the zodiac ‘Tiger.’ The Tigers are very fond of their freedom and do not do well without it. They are dominant, passionate and need to be in control of any situation. They can get restless and need challenges to keep them occupied. They engage in flirting and make excellent friends.
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Celebrations begin on the first day of the first lunar month and go on until the 15th of the month on the Chinese calendar.
Cities will be lit up with fireworks and fairs will be set up, with stalls selling goodies and flowers. People will be cleaning their homes, exchanging presents, money, and wishes with loved ones.
Cakes, puddings, and desserts are baked on the 26th day of the last lunar month. This is followed by the cleansing day on the 28th day.
A big family dinner usually marks the end of the year on January 31, also called Lunar New Year’s Eve.
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The New Year Menu includes items with symbolic meaning, such as puddings (advancement), fish (surplus), and dishes like dumplings, which look like gold ingots, according to local media reports.
The festivals end on a spectacular note, with a lantern festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month.