The Burj Khalifa in Dubai lights up in celebration of the Chinese New Year in 2022
The Year of the Ox is over, and the Year of the Tiger begins today, February 1, 2022, according to the Chinese Zodiac calendar
While the world celebrates and welcomes the New Year on January 1, the lunar new year of the Chinese calendar is also celebrated globally. The Year of the Ox concluded on Monday (January 31), and the Year of the Tiger began today, February 1, 2022, according to the Chinese Zodiac calendar. It will last till the 21st of January, 2023.
While there will undoubtedly be festivities in China, the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, will also light up from February 1 to 4 to commemorate the Chinese New Year. The Burj Khalifa's Twitter account wished the Chinese New Year a happy new year and announced that it would light up twice throughout the four days, at 7:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. (local time, i.e. 9.15 p.m. and 9.45 p.m., respectively).
Those in Dubai may see the spectacular display of lights from the promenade of the Dubai Fountain or from one of the many restaurants at The Dubai Mall.
The tiger represents bravery, vigour, and strength in Chinese culture, which can help people overcome adversity and bring in final auspiciousness and tranquilly. Rat, ox, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig are among the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals. The Chinese have always adored the tiger for its bravery and strength, according to folklore specialists, and the Year of the Tiger may be particularly auspicious.
Every year, millions of Chinese people travel to their villages and hometowns to celebrate the Spring Festival and the Chinese New Year with their relatives, making it the world's greatest migration of people. President Xi underlined the importance of national unity in forging ahead toward national rejuvenation in his Spring Festival address, stating that China will continue to perform miracles on its path forward as long as 1.4 billion Chinese people strive together for a shared destiny.