2022 Lunar New Year Guide | Year of the Tiger

Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of the new year according to the traditional lunar calendar. These dates change every year depending on the calendar.

Chinese New Year celebrations typically start on the evening before the new moon, and end on the evening of the full moon 15 days later (Lantern Festival). Every day of the festival will have its own set of traditions.

2022 is the Year of the Water Tiger!
This is your year if you were born in 1950, 1962, 1974,1986, 1998, 2010 or 2022.

Chinese baby girl with traditional dressing up celebrate Chinese new year

How to wish a Happy Chinese New Year | Mandarin and Cantonese

The Chinese language has many different dialects, Mandarin and Cantonese are the 2 main spoken dialects with Mandarin being the national language.

Learn to wish Happy New Year in both dialects!

Lion Dance Performances | Where to watch?

Lions are important to Chinese mythology, they bring joy and happiness, traditional lion dance performances are the most spectacular part of Chinese New Year. Accompanied by percussion music of drums, cymbals and gongs to ward away evil spirits.


Tip: When the lion walks past, brush your hand against its fur, and then, keep it in your pockets for good luck!

Kardinya Park - CNY FB

Kardinya Park Shopping Centre

Saturday 5th February 2022

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Perth Culture Centre

Sunday 6th February 2022


Your local Chinese Restaurants!

Important Dates & Significance | 2022 Lunar New Year

happy grandfather talking to little girl granddaughter by dining table and looking at other family members working together preparing for chinese new year’s dinner party at home

Family Reunion Dinner

Most important celebration where families gather to celebrate.

Tradition Chinese cloth doll tiger,2022 is year of the tiger

Lunar New Year Day | Tues 1 February 2022

You don’t want to sweep away wealth or good fortune away from your family home.

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Last Day of New Year | Tues 15 February 2022

Children go out at night carrying paper lanterns and solve riddles on them. Also, lanterns can be symbolism for letting go of their past selves and looking to the future.

Fun Facts | Traditional Lunar New year

Rotorua, New Zealand, April 29, 2021. Delayed Chinese New Year celebrations in Rotorua due to Covid - 19 restrictions.

Important Colours


Red | LUCK


happy chinese new year. asian family giving red envelope for lucky at home

Lucky Numbers Popular Chinese PIN Numbers


Popular combinations

888 means “wealth, wealth, wealth”.

168 means “one road wealth”

988 means “growing wealth wealth”

A group of people mixing and tossing Yee Sang dish with chop sticks. Yee Sang is a popular delicacy taken during Chinese New Year, believed to bring good fortune and luck

Must Eat!

Yee Sang or Prosperity Toss is a smoked salmon salad that is only prepared and eaten during Chinese New Year. Before eating the salad, you have to mix it by grabbing some with your chopstick and tossing for good luck.

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