Andover Events FamilyLife

Let’s Celebrate Chinese New year in Andover

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

  1. Clean and de-clutter your home.
  2. Decorate the house in red and gold.
  3. Set out some sweets.
  4. 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.
  5. Prepare some meaningful dishes.
  6. Have oranges for dessert. – they represent happiness and abundance.
  7. Watch dragon and lion dances.
  8. Craft your own paper lanterns.

Chinese lanterns, Every Chinese New Year ends with a beautiful display of lanterns at the Lantern Festival.

Looking for local events they can be found here in the events section of our website

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.

We hope everyone celebrating has an amazing and prosperous year ahead.

If you have something local to share please get in touch with us via our contact page, here