Chinese New Year starts today – and a host of superstitions that will apparently dictate how the next 12 months will play out for you. 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, an animal that symbolises strength and being brave. Here is everything you need to know about the Tiger of the year! At Bolton Spinal Health we are celebrating with a video and a year full of confidence, bravery and competitiveness in making sure we get you living life to the fullest.
When is Chinese New Year 2022?
The Chinese year starts on Feb 1, 2022, and ends on January 31 2023.
The new year, also known in China as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar; this means the date changes from year to year.
The festivities usually start the day before the new year and continue until the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the new year.
The Chinese zodiac is divided into 12 blocks just like its western counterpart. Each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac – last year was the Year of the Ox.
Year of the Tiger
People born in the Year of the Tiger are characterised as being brave, competitive and confident. But, on the other hand, they can sometimes be unpredictable, irritable, and overindulgent. Your lucky numbers for if you are born in the Year of the Tiger are one, three and four, and your lucky colours are blue, grey and orange.
Which Chinese zodiac sign are you?
Your sign is derived from the year you were born in the Chinese lunar calendar.
- Rat: 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972
- Ox: 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973
- Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
- Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
- Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
- Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
- Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
- Sheep: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
- Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
- Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
- Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
- Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971
What does your Chinese zodiac sign mean?
In Chinese astrology, the 12 animal zodiac signs each have unique characteristics.
- Rat: Intelligence, adaptability, quick-wit, charm, artistry, gregariousness.
- Ox: Loyalty, reliability, thoroughness, strength, reasonability, steadiness, determination.
- Tiger: Enthusiasm, courage, ambition, leadership, confidence, charisma.
- Rabbit: Trustworthiness, empathy, modesty, diplomacy, sincerity, sociability.
- Dragon: Luckiness, flexibility, eccentricity, imagination, artistry, spirituality, charisma.
- Snake: Philosophical, organised, intelligent, intuitive, elegant, attentive, decisive.
- Horse: Adaptable, loyal, courageous, ambitious, intelligent, adventurous, strong.
- Sheep: Tasteful, crafty, warm, elegant, charming, intuitive, sensitive, calm.
- Monkey: Quick-witted, charming, lucky, adaptable, bright, versatile, lively, smart.
- Rooster: Honest, energetic, intelligent, flamboyant, flexible, diverse, confident.
- Dog: Loyal, sociable, courageous, diligent, steady, lively, adaptable, smart.
- Pig: Honorable, philanthropic, determined, optimistic, sincere, sociable.