The Year Of The Tiger is upon us, and despite recent incidents of Covid-19 variant Omicron arising, people are still welcoming the Lunar New Year with a sense of excitement and are eager to get their new year celebrations going. We encourage everyone to stay safe this Lunar New Year, and enjoy the decadent goodies and CNY rituals all while complying with the government-set regulations!
As we all know, Tuesday, February 1st, is Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, occurs on the second new moon after the Winter Solstice. This festival ushers in the end of winter and the long-awaited arrival of spring! 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, according to the Chinese Zodiac. So, what can we expect from the Year of the Tiger?
Aside from enjoying the traditional savory pineapple tarts or variations of different salted egg CNY goodies, here’s some other things to know about the lunar new year that could also peak your interests.
History Behind The Year Of The Tiger
The Chinese Year of the Tiger is the third of the Chinese Zodiac’s 12-year cycle. According to legend, the Jade Emperor arranged a race to choose the 12 animals who would serve as his personal guards.
Whoever was the first to arrive at his palace would gain his favor. The Tiger was confident that he had the race won, but the shrewd Rat and workhorse Ox slipped in ahead of him and finished third. As a result, Tigers are fiercely competitive individuals who are noted for their bravery and desire. Tigers are ambitious, but they are also generous and have a strong desire to help others.
The animals arrived in the cycle’s order.
In the Year of the Tiger, people were born in the years 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, and 2022.
Here’s a fun fact for you: Queen Elizabeth II, Christopher Lloyd, Stevie Wonder, Martin Short, Jon Bon Jovi, Leonardo DiCaprio, Penelope Cruz, Lady Gaga, Jon Batiste and Shawn Mendes were all born in the year of the Tiger.
These are strong persons with a strong moral compass and belief system. They are authoritative, courageous, and self-assured.
They enjoy competition and even battling for a cause, but they can battle with their emotional and sensitive natures, which allow them to be so passionate—causing them to become gloomy or intense at times.
*To note: Check the Chinese New Year date (the day the year changed from old to new) against your birthdate to discover your correct zodiac sign if you were born in January or February (the Chinese New Year normally begins in late January or early February)
What Lies Ahead For The Year Of The Tiger:
The Year of the Tiger will be marked by major transformations. This will be a year of adventure and risk-taking. We’re rediscovering our enthusiasm for ourselves and others. Everyone is pumped, charity is at an all-time high, and social progress appears to be within reach once more.
The Chinese zodiac signs and persons of different elements will experience different things in the year of the tiger. Many of us may be influenced by the tiger’s go big or go home mindset, resulting in drama and ups and downs. This year, expect things to shift quickly. Career, romantic, and home life disturbances should all be expected. Some of us will flourish by taking huge risks, while others will fail miserably. So, while it’s critical to trust our instincts and pursue our biggest aspirations, we must also keep our egos in control.
Bring In The HUAT Energy:
According to the Chinese zodiac, specific symbols, orientations, and colors are lucky for each zodiac sign. This is true for both those born under that sign and all of us throughout that particular zodiac year. Your Huat energy may arrive in:
Colors: Blue, Green
Numbers: 1, 3, 7
Flowers: Plum Blossom
The tiger is one of the most beautiful animals on the earth, and it is equally feared and revered. It is regarded as a symbol of courage, power, passion, and monarchy in many Asian civilisations. We hope that everyone took away some new information from this and also we wish you a prosperous upcoming New Year. Stay safe and 新年快乐!