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Your Guide To Chinese New Year 2022

Posted by Golden Haven on January 27, 2022
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The Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a yearly religious and festive celebration observed by many worldwide. As a matter of fact, the original lunar celebration commemorates and honors the Chinese deities and ancestors. Moreover, some would also say that it marks the beginning of spring and the real start of the new year. The occasion comes with festive amount of food and rich heritage and tradition. You practically hear people screaming their lungs out to the phrase “Kung Hei Fat Choi”!

chinese new year

As some of us are excited for the holiday, look no further! We prepared a Chinese New Year Guide for you! This is a compilation of all relevant guides out there.

When is the Chinese New Year 2022?

The Chinese New Year for 2022 will fall on February 1.

It is originally based on the Lunar Calendar and not the Gregorian calendar. The Chinese New Year signifies the start of spring and its association with good harvests and great fortunes. People also discuss prosperity abundantly during this time of the year and for good reasons. History points out as well that in years past, it is also the start of the tilling season for many of the Chinese farmers. Good harvests and abundant produce are the general prayers of the day. And rightfully so. Good harvests indicate a prosperous year ahead.

You may also notice that the date of the Chinese New Year varies yearly. This is mostly because it depends on the moon. However, it will always fall between late January to early February.

Year of the Water Tiger

The water tiger is a symbol of strength and bravery, virtues which are necessary for conquerors and leaders. If you are born on the following years, you hold the Chinese Zodiac sign of the tiger: 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, and 1938. For all we know, this can be your lucky year!

year of the tiger

And these are things that will bring your luck to greater heights according to some experts:

  • Numbers: 1, 3, and 4 and and numerical values that include them (34, 41)
  • Days: the 16th day and 27th day of the Chinese lunar months
  • Colors: orange, gray, blue
  • Flowers: the yellow lily
  • Direction: east, north, south
  • Months: the 3rd, 7th, and 10th days of the Chinese lunar months.

Likely, these are the things the tigers should avoid and consider unlucky:

  • Numbers: 6, 7, and 8 and numerical values that include them (67, 87)
  • Color: brown
  • Direction: southwest
  • Months: the 1st, 4th, 5th, and 11th Chinese lunar months

Horoscope for the Water Tiger

Lovelife

2022 in general is a good year for marriage, especially for tigers. Settling to build your families is certainly more appealing. Single tigers will have a fortunate year as well to find their one, true love. Just be as equally wary. Fluctuations are also prominent this time of year.

Career

The careers of tigers look promising this year. If you are looking for a promotion in your job, this might be it! Your diligence and hard work will finally pay off! Talk about a prosperous year ahead of you!

Money

Investing into various instruments and forms is risky. Avoid entering into any kind of investment relationship. Spend your money within reason to help you get through the year. Stocks and cryptocurrencies are risky as well. Should you decide to venture anyway, don’t get your hopes up and expect massive results.

Traditions for the Chinese New Year

Watch a Dragon or Lion Dance

It is customary for the community to perform and witness the dancing of the dragon. In most Chinese stories and myths, the dragon is a symbol of tremendous power and great wisdom. The sound of auspicious drums and top beat music accompany the dance of both the dragon and the lion. It is also customary to offer gifts of any kind as the dragon passes by, oftentimes money. In return, the dragon graces you with good fortune for the year to come.

Offer Red Envelopes

Children eagerly await their red envelopes from elderlies. Usually, these envelopes contain money as souvenirs. This is basically the same as the ‘Aginaldo’ tradition during the Christmas season. Their essence and symbolism are the same. The more you give, the more you receive. Greater fortunes await those who are kind of heart.

Red Attire

There is no luckier color than red for the Chinese people. It’s no wonder that on important occasions, red is the name of the game. The decorations are red. The emblems are red. And so are the attire. This has been a tradition of many Chinese, even Filipinos, in commemorating this very important holiday. Year and year again, this color never faded.

Fireworks

People display fireworks yearly to denounce bad spirits and omens. There has never been a shortage of these on celebrations. Not only are Chinese New Years festive and joyous, they are loud and bright as well!

Round Fruits

The preparation of twelve round fruits on the dinner table is a famous tradition. The Filipino families observe this tradition as well, not just the Chinese. This is done in hopes of greater fortune for the year to come.

And not only that! There is no food more famous than the ‘Tikoy’. It is a staple yearly, especially for the traditional Chinese New Year dinner. You can’t possibly miss it.

Conclusion

The spirit of the Chinese New Year is the wishful prayer of better fortunes. People express this in many forms: color, habits, even food. But the bottom line is this. as earnest as our prayers are for a better year, we must always give our best as well to achieve our goals. Fortunetelling and Feng Shui will only get us so far.

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