The Chinese New Year follows the lunar calendar, meaning Chinese New Year falls on 1 February 2022, with this year’s zodiac animal being the Tiger. Those born in the Year of the Tiger are supposed to be kind, adventurous and enthusiastic, but also aggressive, short-tempered and anxious. They were born in 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 and this year, 2022.
8 Ways to Celebrate the Chinese New Year
- Clean and de-clutter your home.
- Decorate the house in red and gold.
- Set out some sweets.
- Give out lucky red envelopes. – Red envelopes or hongbao in Mandarin and lai see in Cantonese are small red and gold packets containing money given to children, family members, friends and employees as a symbol of good luck. In Chinese culture, the color red is associated with energy, happiness and good luck.
- Prepare some meaningful dishes.
- Have oranges for dessert. – they represent happiness and abundance.
- Watch dragon and lion dances.
- Craft your own paper lanterns.
Chinese lanterns, Every Chinese New Year ends with a beautiful display of lanterns at the Lantern Festival.
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Local Chinese Restaurants in Andover
Why not order a takeaway to celebrate here are some local Chinese restaurants and takeaways that will be open on Friday.
- Buddha, 10B Colenzo Dr, Andover SP10 1JS, 01264 345657
- Tycoon Chinese Restaurant, 90 High Street, Andover, SP10 1NE 01264 332076
- Pearl River, 5 Union St, Andover SP10 1PA, 01264 362330
- Peking Chef, 45A London St, Andover SP10 2NU, 01264 337778
- Oriental House, 161A Weyhill Rd, Andover SP10 3BH, 01264 351259
- Andover Chinese, The Broadway, SP10 2JF, 01264 361279
We hope everyone celebrating has an amazing and prosperous year ahead.
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