Chinese New Year

Year of the Tiger

2022 is the Year of the Tiger according to Chinese zodiac. This is a Year of Water Tiger, starting from the 2022 Chinese New Year on Feb. 1 and lasting to 2023 Lunar New Year’s Eve on Jan. 21. The Tiger ranks third in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs. The Years of the Tiger include 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034...

Tigers, considered to be brave, cruel, forceful, and terrifying, are the symbol of power and lordliness in Chinese culture. In ancient times, people usually compared emperors or kings with the tigers. Tigers are also considered as a patron deity for children and parents will prepare the shoes and hats with tiger designs for their babies.

The Chinese zodiac Tiger sign entitles people born in the Years of the Tiger to be natural leaders. They are adventurous, ambitious and have a strong sense of justice, but maybe also a little arrogant and impetuous.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Yin
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Mu (Wood)
Yin Yang: Yang



Lunar New Year Celebration
Date: Tuesday February 1st
Place: Dinning Hall Lawn
Time: 12 Noon to 1 PM
There will be a lion dance performance, eggrolls, origami, and more

Asian Night Market
Date: Tuesday February 8th
Place: Baptist Student Ministry courtyard
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
There will be food vendors, small businesses, and live performances

These events are sponsored by the Lamar University Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)