Gung Hay Fat Choy!
27 Januarie 2022

Happy Chinese New Year!

Gung Hay Fat Choy! 

On February 1, 2022, the Asian community will celebrate the Lunar New Year, 4720 on Chinese calendars, which is the Year of the Tiger.  

The tiger is the third animal on the Chinese Zodiac calendar. People born in the Year of the Tiger are ambitious and courageous, with a sense of justice and a commitment to help others for the greater good. 

Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally last for 16 days, starting on Chinese New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival. This year festivities run from January 31st to February 15th.  

Certain foods are eaten during the Chinese New Year for their symbolic meaning. Lucky food is served during the 16-day festival season, especially for dinner on New Year’s Eve, which is believed to bring good luck for the coming year. The most common Chinese New Year foods include dumplings, fish, spring rolls, and niangao.  

Chinese legend had it that the Tiger was confident that no one could compete with its speed and vigor for the celestial race that would decide the order of the zodiacs. However, when the Tiger climbed out of the river, thinking it was first, it was informed that the Rat had placed first for its cunning and the Ox had placed second for its diligence. This left the king of the jungle having to settle for third place.  

People born in Tiger years are fiercely independent and possess strong self-esteem. They like to act alone and are not very gregarious. They are most likely optimistic and enthusiastic by nature, and always seem to have endless energy, especially at work. Their energetic presence and intense eyes are the Tiger’s greatest charms. Their vitality is apparent to everyone at a glance, and people are instinctively drawn to this larger-than-life quality in them. 

 Lucky Things for Tigers 

  • Lucky colors: blue, green 
  • Lucky numbers: 1, 3, 7 
  • Lucky flowers: plum blossom 
  • Lucky directions: north 

 Unlucky Things for Tigers 

  • Unlucky colors: white 
  • Unlucky numbers: 4, 9 

 We will be sharing how our Vanguard offices celebrated Chinese New Year in a future Vanguard update. Stay tuned!