When is the 2022 Chinese New Year? Chinese New Year is different from the normal western New Year we always have. The Chinese always celebrate lunar New Year; they always celebrate their New Year some months after the normal New Year. Chinese New Year is a day china celebrates the beginning of a new year, it is a fun and exciting day for them. However, Chinese New Year has an animal sign; the New Year animal will be a tiger. In China, the New Year is a public holiday and workers get 7 days off from work. Do you want to learn more about the Chinese New Year? Is it getting interesting? Let’s learn more.

Chinese New Year 2022 - Date and Symbol | CNY 2022

Why is Chinese New Year different from the normal New Year? China’s New Year is different from the normal New Year because they follow the traditional Chinese calendar and not the Gregorian calendar we follow. Moreover, they celebrate their new year on the day of the first new moon; during the first new moon, they declare it a new year. They are based on the solar calendar that is why it is called the lunar New Year. The Chinese calendar is known by the observations of its astronomical cycles. They celebrate the New Year with a particular animal that has been determined by the tradition. The New Year is a very memorable day for them.

When is 2022 Chinese New Year?

The Chinese new year like I said earlier is celebrated on the day of the first full moon. The first full moon comes out between January and February, this means the Chinese New Year is on Tuesday 1st of February 2022, and the New Year animal sign is going to be a tiger. Because the first full moon falls in between the 21st of January and 20th of February, workers get 7 days off work i.e. from February 1st to 6th in the year4 2022.  The Chinese new year traditionally lasts for at least 16 days.

How to Celebrate Chinese New Year

There are different ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year. It doesn’t matter how you look or who you are, there’s no special way to celebrate, you can decide to celebrate with families and friends or make new friends, and you can even decide to go for the New Year festivals and more. I will be telling you a little about how to celebrate the Chinese new year in this section of this article;

  • Hangout with family or friends
  • You can decide an indoor or outdoor celebration.
  • You can celebrate by dressing beautifully with different colours
  • Host a party
  • Go for the traditional festival
  • Make new plans for the new year
  • Go to the temple to pray

There are so many ways o celebrate, you just have to choose the one you want. The Chinese New Year is a very memorable day for them, just as we love the western New Year we celebrate it the same way they love it. I hope you enjoyed my article, thanks for reading.