Happy Lunar New Year 2022 Celebrating The Year of the Tiger

Gong hei fat choy!

Happy New Year Cantonese Greeting

Victory or Defeat by Hu Zaobin
Museu de Arte de Macau Exhibit

ChasingART is celebrating Lunar New Year 2022 with Hu Zaobin, who was an early 20th-century Chinese painter, famous for painting tigers.

Tiger by Hu Zaobin (1897–1942) National Palace Museum

Today on February 1, 2022, The Lunar New Year of the Tiger is celebrated worldwide by almost two billion people. It is a huge celebration that can go on for more than two weeks.  History.com notes that “China’s Lunar New Year is known as the Spring Festival or Chūnjié in Mandarin, while Koreans call it Seollal and Vietnamese refer to it as Tết.

According to ChineseNetYear.net, “Tigers are courageous and active people who love a good challenge and adventure in life. Like their eponymous zodiac animal, people born in years of the Tiger are vigorous and ambitious, daring and courageous, enthusiastic and generous, self-confident with a sense of justice and a commitment to help others for the greater good.”

May our hearts be filled with love, happiness, and contentment as we welcome this new year.

Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

27 thoughts on “Happy Lunar New Year 2022 Celebrating The Year of the Tiger

  1. Tigers are amazingly beautiful! I’m happy it’s the Year of the Tiger! Great choice of art this week!
    Was this in the calendar, or did you go renegade for this post?
    Hey, I’m drawing a zombie RB!!!! {{hugs}}

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    1. I went renegade this time and find that I rather enjoy being a renegade. My current project is going back into my posts and deleting some of the photos as I’m getting near to my space limit on WordPress. YIKES! This year, I’m going to explore art from the Eastern Tradition. I’m beyond excited that I am now a zombie RB. Goosebumps!!! You are amazing, Resa!!

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      1. It’s going to be fabulous! There is a catwalk show, all the AGMs are there and PBH saves the day! AHH, inside info…. there is a new villain. It is a she!

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  2. Yep; that sounds a lot like me, Rebecca. Tiger I am, tiger I will always be. I love a good challenge and adventure, to be sure!

    Ironically, though, my favourite feline is the cheetah. However, I have a fondness for all felines.

    I took a look at the Goat; your year of birth. Oh, you epitomize the qualities describe:

    “People born in a year of the Goat are generally believed to be gentle, mild-mannered, shy, stable, sympathetic, amicable, and brimming with a strong sense of kindheartedness and justice. They have very delicate thoughts, strong creativity, and perseverance, and acquire professional skills well.”

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  3. HAPPY New Year! And it would seem, the year of the TIGER! As I looked the two photos of the tiger above, I saw the beauty and strength in their bodies, maybe this is a good picture of our future year. I am glad that we can celebrate together in this way and by all the other new ways we have to communicate in our present world. Have a wonderful year! !

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    1. I agree wholeheartedly, Frances. The symbol of beauty and strength is a wonderful way to approach the Year of the Tiger. These past two years, we have had the benefit of new technologies to connect virtually. It is something to celebrate!

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    1. What I most appreciate about researching paintings is the back story of the artist. Hu Zaobin lived in difficult and tumultuous times. Happy Lunar New Year!!! Isn’t it wonderful to be celebrating virtually.

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    1. As you know, Dave, my goal for 2022 is to read books that I never thought I would read. When I was researching The Year of the Tiger, I was prompted by the biography of Hu Zaobin, which is quite remarkable given the time in which he lived, that 2022 would be the year to embrace a global art perspective. I would like Misty’s thoughts on this as I was reminded by how “Samwise” and “Whiskers” my two best cat-friends, would display the same positions and Hu Zaobin’s tigers.

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    1. Many thanks for introducing me to Imbolc, Graham. This is the first time that I have heard of this celebration. I did some research and found out that Imbolc is “Based on a Celtic tradition, Imbolc was meant to mark the halfway point between winter solstice and the spring equinox in Neolithic Ireland and Scotland.” I continue to learn something new every day. I have added the celebration to my calendar going forward. https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/imbolc

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    1. Oh Lisa! How wonderful to receive your lovely comment from your side of the world. Isn’t it fabulous to be able to celebrate The Year of the Tiger together virtually. All the very best in the year ahead. I read that 2022 is the Year of the Water Tiger which will bring a confident and authoritative energy to all. Exciting!!!

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    1. I looked up those who are born in the Year of the Rat!! This is what I found:

      You are ambitious and work hard to achieve your goals. You are also charming, talkative and easily make friends. And you are devoted and faithful to close friends.

      I am born in the year of the Wood Goat which means that I am amicable, gentle, and compassionate. (There are also Gold, Water, Fire and Earth Goats.)

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