Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year started many years ago; it was a time to celebrate love, happiness, family reunions, and the society at large. It is popularly called the Chinese New Year, is the most significant festival in China. It marks the beginning of a New Year. Also, there are many traditions, beliefs and superstitions tied to the celebration. Most especially, it is a time for families to spend time together. The celebration is always a big celebration featuring so many outdoor activities.

Lunar New Year - When is Lunar New Year 2022 | Chinese New Year
Lunar New Year – When is Lunar New Year 2022 | Chinese New Year

The Lunar celebrations always come in grand styles, with red clothes, beautiful and colorful decorations. Young adults are given money in red envelopes. Also the reunion of family members, friends usually take place during the course of the Celebration. There are many activities that take place during the festive celebration like firecrackers, fireworks, eating and drinking, candlelight, visiting family members, cleaning of the house, cooking of special food.

When is the Lunar New Year 2022?

The Lunar New Year 2022 will fall on Tuesday the 1st of February 2022. Yearly the date changes but it is always in between the 21st of January to 20th of February. The date is usually determined by the Chinese lunar calendar. The Lunar celebration is a very big festive celebration and lasts for 16 days, It is always celebrated with the lantern festival. Before the d-day every other day from the 24th is significant and with specific activities. Below are the dates and specific activities.

Lunar Significant Activities

festivalsimportanceLunar DateActivities
Little YearPreparation for Chinese New Year24th Jan. 2022Cleaning of the house New year shopping
Chinese New Year’s EveFamily gatherings31st Jan. 2022Reunion gathering, fire crackers, sharing red envelopes
Lunar New Year/Spring FestivalWelcomes the arrival of the Lunar New Year15th Feb 2022Firecrackers, greetings between neighbors, fireworks
The Lantern festivalThe end of the Chinese new Year celebration15th Feb 2022Lantern lights, lantern riddles, eat yuanxiao, go to Lantern fairs.

What is the Chinese New Year 2022 Sign?

The previous year we celebrated the year of Ox because of the Chinese zodiac cycle, each year is described with animal signs in the order Rat, Ox, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. So this New Year Zodiac sign is the Tiger. The beginning of every Chinese Lunar year is the beginning of the next Zodiac sign. 

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