Find out your Chinese zodiac sign before Lunar New Year 2022

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According to the myth, the Jade Emperor said that the order of the signs of the zodiac would be based on the order in which each of the 12 animals finished a great race.

Our interactive tool helps you find your Chinese zodiac sign before the Lunar New Year

Want to know your Chinese zodiac sign? Use our interactive widget to find out!

This Chinese New Year, February 1, we will celebrate the Year of the Tiger.

According to the myth, the Jade Emperor said that the order of the signs of the zodiac would be based on the order in which each of the 12 animals finished a great race.

In the legend, the tiger was so confident that no one could match his speed and vigor, he was certain he would win the heavenly competition.

As the tiger came out of the river assuming he was first, he was shocked to find that the rat had actually won for his cunning and the ox had placed second for his diligence – leaving him in third. square.

Although they may be able to think a lot about themselves, people born in the Year of the Tiger have several admirable traits – they are generally seen as brave, energetic, powerful, confident, and independent.

And when it comes to love, they’re most compatible with those born in the year of the Dragon, Horse, and Pig, whose personalities often complement these traits.

Each zodiac animal has its own compatible traits and signs. To find yours, simply enter your date of birth below:

In 2022, the Chinese New Year falls on Tuesday, February 1. This date varies from year to year as it is based on the lunar calendar, which always falls between 21 and 51 days behind the international calendar for the new year.

Each year, the festival falls between January 21 and February 20, coinciding with the lunar cycle of the relevant year. However, the celebrations usually start as early as New Year’s Eve and continue until the Lantern Festival on the 15th.

Each year is represented by one of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals.

Animals are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. Each animal is also assigned an element among metal, earth, wood, water or fire.







Last year was the year of the Ox
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The Chinese New Year 2022 marks the beginning of the Year of the Tiger, with the Water element. Since the Chinese zodiac has a 12-year cycle, the years of the tiger used to come in 2010, 1998, and 1986.

Many traditions are associated with the Lunar New Year celebration. The main activities include:

  • put up decorations
  • offer sacrifices to the ancestors
  • have a reunion dinner with the family on New Years Eve
  • give red envelopes and other gifts
  • firecrackers and fireworks
  • watch lion and dragon dances

Apart from the festivities, the Chinese New Year is also tied to several superstitions that seemingly decide how your year will go.

According to traditions, washing clothes, using scissors and sweeping the floors are some of the easiest omens to avoid during this time. Crying children are also considered an omen and something you want to avoid during celebrations.

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