Did you know?
Tuesday, February 1st marks the first day of celebration for the Lunar New Year, also known as Spring Festival. The celebrations traditionally last about two weeks, from Lunar New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival, held on the 15th day of the lunar year. Regional customs and traditions vary widely but share the same theme: seeing out the old year and welcoming in the luck and prosperity of a new year.
Did you know that each Lunar New year is associated with an animal sign according to the Chinese zodiac cycle, which features 12 animal signs in the order Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig? 2022 is the year of the Water Tiger, which only occurs every 60 years. The tiger is the most representative animal in nature, and it is admired as a god by the whole Chinese nation. The tiger in addition to being a symbol of bravery, happiness, and power, it is also said to drive away evil spirits.
On behalf of my team and I, we would like to wish all those celebrating Kung hei fat choi (Happy New Year)!