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2022: The Chinese New Year of the Water Tiger

By 20 January 2022March 16th, 2022No Comments

2022 is the Chinese New Year of the Water Tiger. On February 1, the Spring Festival begins, the beginning of the Lunar New Year, according to their tradition. In these lines we tell you everything about the Chinese New Year holiday and its horoscope.

The tiger is the king of all beasts in China, so this year is expected to bring much prosperity and abundance in the Year of the Tiger. Your zodiac sign is associated with strength, courage, passion and positive energy that drives away evil, so we can expect an exciting 2022.

The festivities will last until February 15 with the Lantern Festival, a day on which you can see the Dragon Parade and exhibitions of the famous oriental lanterns that decorate the entire country. The Year of the Tiger will end on January 21, 2023.

From February 1 to 15, China celebrates the Spring Festival, the beginning of the Chinese New Year of the Water Tiger.

Chinese New Year traditions

On January 31, the first holiday, what would be Chinese New Year’s Eve is celebrated with a family dinner. On the first day of the Chinese New Year, people go to temples to ask for health and money. In families, a bonus is given in a red envelope called ‘hóng bāo’, an envelope that also symbolizes good luck.

In these festivals, (fish, chosen as the main dish of these festivals because it is pronounced similar to “plenty”), jiaozi (Chinese dumplings) and nian gao (glutinous rice cake) are eaten. But it can also be accompanied (according to provinces) with chun juan (like spring rolls), yi mein (noodles), tangyuan (sweet rice balls), and fruits that bring good luck such as orange, tangerine and Chinese pomelo. Everything that is eaten has its own symbolism and is related to prosperity, wealth, family union or longevity.

The houses are filled with lanterns, Chinese knots, door gods and Chunlian. The latter are red banners with Chinese letters that collect the couplets of the Spring Festival. His rhymes speak of prosperity, abundance and happiness.

During the parades you can enjoy the ancient dances of the Lion and the Dragon, which drive away evil spirits and whose origin is in martial arts.

The Chinese put up lanterns and red banners on their houses with the Spring Festival couplets, which speak of prosperity, abundance and happiness.

The Chinese horoscope and the water tiger

Lunar New Year is celebrated with the new moon equidistant between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. That is, it is usually celebrated with the second or, rarely, the third new moon, between the dates of January 21 and February 21.

In Chinese astrology, each individual personality is associated with an animal that represents it based on its year of birth. The Chinese horoscope or ‘shengxiao’ has 12 repeating annual cycles, each year represented by an animal and an element (wood, fire, earth, metal and water). The 12 animals that compose it are: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, pig.

The tiger is the third animal in Chinese astrology and symbolizes power. It is said that people born under this sign are strong, adventurous, independent, resourceful, impulsive, good friends, leaders, like to have fun, although they are presumptuous and narcissistic.

You will be a tiger if you were born in the following years: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022.

If your element is also that of water, like this 2022, you will be skilled in art and crafts, you will always try to learn something new, although it will be difficult for you to accept advice from others because you feel too confident.

The Kalea Group team wishes you all a prosperous Year of the Water Tiger. We encourage you to enjoy this Chinese holiday and its ancient traditions.