Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations 2022 and Spring Festival begins with colors and this year symbolized with Tiger. The Chinese New Year festival period lasts for 16 days, starting from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival. In 2022, the Chinese New Year festival will begin on February 1st and go on till February 16th. People clean their houses; decorate their doors using red posters with poetic verses, red lanterns, etc. to welcome the Spring Festival. People get together with their families at this time of the year to celebrate the festival. Chinese New Year was renamed the Spring Festival after China adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1911.
The Spring Festival is a national holiday in China. During the period from Spring Festival Eve to the seventh day of the first lunar month in the Chinese calendar, government offices, schools, universities, and many companies stay closed.
However, some important institutions like banks stay open with employees working on shifts. There are fireworks and firecrackers in order to bring good luck. Many people wear new clothes and share Chinese New Year greetings with their loved ones.
While, Lunar celebrations also drew attention of the peoples on the world’s tallest building the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Burj Khalifa will also light up to celebrate the Chinese New Year from February 1 to 4. Burj Khalifa’s Twitter handle welcomed the Chinese New Year and mentioned that it will light up twice during these four days – at 7:45 pm and 9:45 pm local time. Peoples in Dubai can witness the beautiful display of lights.
— Burj Khalifa (@BurjKhalifa) January 31, 2022
In Chinese culture, the tiger symbolizes bravery, vigor and strength that can lift people from adversity and usher in final auspiciousness and peace. The tiger is the third of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals, which also include rat, ox, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.
President Xi said in his Spring Festival message which stressed the importance of unity of the country in forging ahead towards national rejuvenation saying that as long as 1.4 billion Chinese people work together for a shared future, China will continue to work miracles on its journey forward.