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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.
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|