Chinese New Year is on the 14th February this year! The day on which Chinese New Year falls in the Gregorian calendar changes every year because the Chinese calendar follows the lunar cycle and every once in a while, the lunar calendar gets a ‘leap month’!.
If you are aged 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84 or 96 this year, you are more likely than not to be a Chinese Tiger!
Tiger horoscope for the coming year:
You are a magnetic personality, and hard to ignore! This year will be rewarding, both personally and professionally, so long as you put your bravery and competitive nature to good use. You must work hard and dutifully to show your love to family and loved ones in this family-orientated, dependable year.
Chinese New Year Customs
It is believed that one must start the year as they mean to carry on. Here are a few ideas on how to start the year on the right note:
- Do not argue or raise your voice to anyone to ensure a peaceful year.
- Don’t use scissors and knives early into the New Year as you may end up cutting your good luck short!
- Visit family and friends, to ensure that you have friends and family in your life throughout the year.
- Wear new clothes, to symbolise a new start and so that you might always have clothes to wear.
- Clean the house before New Year to sweep out bad luck and welcome good luck.
- Eat well. Eating lotus roots means that you will have food to eat every year, whilst eating prawns mean that you will have a year of joy and happiness.