Tuesday, February 1st, is Chinese New Year 2022. It's the year of the Tiger. Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of a new year on the lunisolar and solar traditional Chinese calendars.
Many people don't know that the celebration lasts sixteen days, extending from New Year's Eve to the fifteenth day of the new year. In 2022, the festival begins on January 31st and ends on February 15th.
According to the Chinese Zodiac chart, the Water Tiger is the animal sign for children born in 2022. The Chinese Zodiac operates in a 12-year cycle, so people born in 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, and 2010 are also tigers.
According to the Chinese Zodiac chart provided by the Sun, I happen to be a horse. Which part of the horse seems to vary upon who you ask. Whether or not you celebrate Chinese New Year, these Brian Gavin coupon codes will help you kick it off with a bang!
Chinese New Year 2022:
As stated previously, the Chinese New Year is a two-week celebration. In 2022, the celebration begins on January 31st and ends with the Lantern Festival on February 15th.
Unlike American culture, the Chinese don't limit the celebration to only one day; they rock it for about two weeks! They really know how to throw a party!
We used to drive to San Francisco for the Lantern Festival when I lived in northern California. China town transforms into an explosion of sight and sound.
Bells are ringing, and firecrackers are going off everywhere amidst a blur of brightly colored costumes!
Chinese New Year's Traditions:
Behind the scenes, in the privacy of their houses, Chinese families are known to celebrate New Year's Eve with a dinner. Then clean their homes to sweep away bad fortune on New year's Day.
This custom is the same down here where I'm living in Mexico. My girlfriend was cleaning the house like a crazy person! At midnight, she ran in and out of the house carrying suitcases to signify their wish to travel.
Another Chinese New Year's tradition is to present the children with red envelopes stuffed with lucky money and good tidings. Naturally, it didn't take long for somebody to say, "We Have an App for that!"
It's now possible to stuff those little red envelopes using digital money using your WeChat Hongbao account. Consequently, according to the Chinese Zodiac, the lucky numbers for 2022 are 1, 3, and 4.
You'll want to keep those lucky numbers in mind while stuffing those digital red envelopes! Unlucky numbers are 6, 7, and 8, so if you'll want to avoid those denominations. You may also want to avoid combinations of those numbers, like 66, 67, or 68.