You Can Still Celebrate The Chinese New Year of The Tiger

S. F. Mori

Enjoy some Chinese food
Year of the Tiger and Chinese Food(Image is author's)

The Chinese Zodiac sign says that the year 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. The Lunar New Year for the Chinese calendar began on February 1, 2022. Many Chinese and civic organizations held celebrations on or near that day.

For those who missed the Lunar New Year celebrations, there is still the chance to eat Chinese food as a means of celebrating this Year of the Tiger. Chinese restaurants and stores are prevalent throughout the world.

Chinese New Year remains as one of the most important holidays in the Chinese culture. Many other Asian countries and Chinese groups throughout the United States and the world celebrate with festivals and events as well. The older generations are keeping the tradition alive as younger people participate and learn about their heritage.
Chinese Potstickers(Image is author's)

Enjoying Chinese food is part of the celebration. It is the custom for Chinese families to gather for a reunion dinner for the New Year. They also thoroughly clean the house to sweep away any ill fortune and make way for good luck to come.

The cycle for the Chinese Zodiac signs comes around every twelve years. Chinese Zodiac signs and their most recent years are:

Tiger 2022, Ox 2021, Rat 2020, Pig 2019, Dog 2018, Rooster 2017, Monkey 2016, Sheep 2015, Horse 2014, Snake 2013, Dragon 2012, Rabbit 2011

The following birth years were the Year of the Tiger: 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926.

People who were born in the Year of the Tiger are expected to be natural leaders. They have uncommon courage and confidence. They are thought to also be generous and passionate with a strong sense of justice. They are willing to help others.

The Chinese New Year is a time of celebration and learning for all.

[Reference: Wikipedia]

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I am a retired President/CEO of civil rights organizations. I have been a Mayor and California State Assemblyman as well as a College Instructor of Economics. I have also been an entrepreneur and international business consultant. I will be sharing articles mostly about life, politics, racism, travel, health, and relationships.

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