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Celebrating Lunar New Year

February 01, 2022

Happy New Year! The traditional Lunar New Year Festival (or Tet in Vietnam) begins on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Celebrated in Asian communities around the world, this holiday is the most important festival of the year.

The first new moon of the lunar calendar symbolizes the end of winter, and the beginning of spring. It also kicks off 15 days of celebrations, culminating in the Lantern Festival on the night of the first full moon of the season. While food and fireworks are a part of the celebration, family plays the most important role. In fact, the days and weeks surrounding Lunar New Year signal the beginning of the largest human migration on Earth. In 2019, an estimated 415,000,000 people traveled to see loved ones. Family remains the backbone of this celebration, even during these difficult times.

2022 is the Year of the Tiger. In the Chinese zodiac, the Tiger represents strength and courage. If these past two years have taught us anything - it is bravery! We hope the spirit of the Tiger allows each of you to begin this year with courage. This year, may we be passionate about our goals, fierce in the face of danger, and ambitious about the future.

We wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Year of the Tiger!

Lantern photo by Henry & Co. on Unsplash

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