Countdown to Chinese New Year 2022: 2 days
When is Chinese New Year 2022? — February 1
Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is just around the corner.
Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year 2022 will fall on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022, starting a year of the Tiger.
Celebrations of Chinese New Year traditionally last for 16 days, starting from Chinese New Year's Eve to the Lantern Festival. In 2022, that is from January 31st to February 15th.
As a public holiday, Chinese people will get 7 days off from work from January 31st to February 6th in 2022.
The most notable dates of the Lunar New Year 2022 are these three days:
- New Year's Eve on January 31st, 2022
- New Year's Day on February 1st, 2022
- The Lantern Festival on February 15th, 2022
Traditionally Chinese Lunar New Year activities started as early as three weeks before Chinese New Year's Eve. Old-fashioned (mostly rural) folk start cleaning their houses from the 23rd of the twelfth lunar month (January 25th, 2022).
What is the Chinese New Year 2022 Animal? — Tiger
2022 is a Year of the Tiger according to the Chinese zodiac, starting from February 1st, 2022, and lasting until January 21st, 2023.
People born in a year of the Tiger are predicted to be brave, competitive, unpredictable, and confident. They will experience their zodiac birth sign year (benmingnian) in 2022, which is considered bad luck.
Recent/upcoming years of the Tiger are 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, and 2022.
When is Chinese New Year?
The date of Chinese New Year changes every year, but it always falls between January 21st and February 20th.
The date is decided by the Chinese Lunar Calendar, which is based on cycles of the moon and sun and is generally 21–51 days behind the Gregorian (internationally-used) calendar. Chinese New Year is a new moon day, usually the second after the winter solstice.
How Long is Chinese New Year 2022?
China's public holiday for Lunar New Year is 7 days, from Chinese New Year's Eve to the sixth day of the lunar calendar new year.
Offices, banks, factories, shops, and most non-essential services will close doors for a week's holiday. Hotels and large retail outlets stay open and may even be busier than usual! School holidays are four weeks long and migrant workers abandon their factory and construction jobs for weeks to return home.
Holidays in Hong Kong, Macao, and other Asian countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Korea are 1 to 3 days.
People go back home to be together with families, eat, drink, cook, visit extended family and friends to exchange good wishes and red envelopes.
Chinese New Year Dates and Calendar from 2022 to 2032
This table below shows you when Lunar New Year is celebrated from 2021 to 2032 and what the animal signs are for each Chinese zodiac year.
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Is 2022 Lucky for You? — Chinese Horoscope 2022 for 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals
2022 is a year of the tiger. This year, Tigers will encounter their birth sign year and they are expected to face many challenges. Wearing red underwear and socks will help tigers ward off misfortune.
Ox and Goat are the two luckiest zodiac signs in the year of 2022. Rabbit, Dragon, Horse, and Rooster people are destined to enjoy a smooth life and good luck in making money in 2022.
Those born in years of the Rat, Snake, Monkey, Dog, and Pig will need to make comparatively more effort in order to make achievements in this year of the Tiger.
Click the picture below to check each animal sign's horoscope in 2022: