History of Lunar New Year
- Lunar New Year begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar which is why it is on a different day every year!
- Lunar New Year is not just a Chinese holiday as many believe. It is celebrated in many Asian countries.
- Each year is paired with a zodiac sign and element. 2022 is the year of the water tiger.
- Red is typically the color that represents Lunar New Year as it represents good fortune and happiness.
- The celebrations normally last two weeks. There’s quite a few ways to celebrate, but the emphasis is always spending time with loved ones.
Year of The Tiger
- In the Chinese zodiac, each year is represented by an animal (twelve total) and an element (five total) which is said to give understanding to that year.
- The animals and elements are paired together and cycle through every year. 2022 has an animal sign of tiger and element sign of water.
- Each animal and element possesses a unique combination of characteristics and energy that is said to guide the year.
- Tigers are often daring, courageous and intuitive, and water is associated with emotions, creativity and fluidity.
- This year you can expect big changes, opportunities for career advancement, a powerful inner voice and freedom in surrendering to the ebbs and flows of life.
- From all of us at MEI-CHA we’re wishing you a new year filled with happiness, good fortune, and real good memories.