HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR ! 2022 Brings the Year of the TIGER!
The glitzy Christmas/Holiday celebrations are well behind us and it seems we’ve welcomed the cold and heavy snowfalls into 2022.
However another festivity is just around the corner!
Lunar New Year which begins on Tuesday February 1, 2022.
It celebrates fortune, wisdom and happiness! Of course not everyone celebrates this tradition, but you can certainly learn all about it. Here are fun ideas and information for anyone who wants to learn about the traditional celebration! You can also check out last years blog too:
1. It is the year of the TIGER
The Chinese zodiac celebrates 12 animals (in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig) and each symbolizes specific characteristics assigned for your birth year. For every year, an animal is represented and rotated every year for the next animal to be celebrated. For 2022, it is the Year of the TIGER Find out which animal you are!
2. All RED everything
The RED colour relates to fire and energy and has come to symbolize vitality, celebration, good fortune, good luck and prosperity. In China, it is good luck color and believed to scare away spirits of bad fortune.
3. Red Envelopes and Monetary Gifts
Older generations would pass red envelopes of money to children of the family or friends. It is also often displayed at a family gathering or occasion such as a wedding. It’s symbolizes prosperity, blessings and happiness to the receiver. There are different variations of this tradition in other countries whom celebrate Lunar New Year.
4. Traditional Foods and Fruits
This week we will post about traditional fruits and food and recipes to try right here in our blog!