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Year of the Tiger : Chinese New Year 2022 falls on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

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Ridgewood NJ, Chinese New Year 2022 falls on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022, and celebrations culminate with the Lantern Festival on February 15th, 2022. The Chinese New Year holiday comes to its climax with the Yuan Xiao (元宵节 / yuán xiāo jié), or Lantern Festival, celebrated on February 15th, 2022. Began over 2000 years ago, the festival has developed many meanings. It celebrates family reunions and society. It features ancient spiritual traditions. Some also call this the “true” Chinese Valentine’s Day.

Year of the Tiger

Tigers are the third of the Chinese zodiacs. According to legend, Tiger was confident that no one could compete with its speed and vigor for the celestial race that would decide the order of the zodiacs. However, when Tiger climbed out of the river, thinking it was first, it was informed that Rat placed first for its cunning and Ox placed second for its diligence. This left the king of the jungle having to settle for third place.

The Chinese zodiacs, like many parts of traditional Chinese culture, are based on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, which does not correspond perfectly with our Gregorian calendar. If your birthday falls in January of 1986, for example, your zodiac animal would be Ox instead of Tiger. Consult the chart below to find out exactly when each Tiger zodiac year started.

YEAR LUNAR YEAR START LUNAR YEAR END ELEMENT
1926 February 13, 1926 February 1, 1927 Fire
1938 January 31, 1938 February 18, 1939 Earth
1950 February 17, 1950 February 5, 1951 Metal
1962 February 5, 1962 January 24, 1963 Water
1974 January 23, 1974 February 10, 1975 Wood
1986 February 9, 1986 January 28, 1987 Fire
1998 January 28, 1998 February 15, 1999 Earth
2010 February 14, 2010 February 2, 2011 Metal
2022 February 1, 2022 January 21, 2023 Water
2034 January 19, 2034 February 7, 2035 Wood

 

One thought on “Year of the Tiger : Chinese New Year 2022 falls on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

  1. Happy new year.

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