What is the lunar new year exactly?
Celebrated all over the world (but particularly East Asia) Lunar New Year is a holiday based on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. It begins at the second new moon after the Northern Hemisphere’s winter solstice, marking the beginning of spring and widespread celebrations.
The Year of the Tiger.
According to the Chinese Zodiac, the lunar cycle also brings us the Year of the Tiger in 2022. While 2020 marked the Year of the Rat (one defined by adaptability and survival), and 2021 the Year of the Ox (requiring some serious patience and perseverance), the Year of the Tiger is said to bring about some major change.
What Does it have in store for us?
This years zodiac symbolises strength, courage and a willingness to take risks. As the world gradually reopens to travel and social gatherings are back on the table, the Tiger seems a fitting reflection of re-emerging confidence and vigour for life. Even if you’re not superstitious, there’s some aspect of the Tiger energy we can all channel in 2022. Whether it means rising to a new challenge, taking a great leap of faith or chasing down some of the ambitions that 2021 put on pause – there’s no time like the present.
If you are celebrating this holiday, we wish you good health, prosperity and good fortune in 2022 – 新年快乐! We look forward to creating great opportunities together in the new year.