CarolCooks2…February 1st 2022…Chinese New Year!

February the first is the start of Chinese New Year celebrations …This year it is the year of the Tiger…The year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar is designated the Year of the Tiger. “In Chinese culture, the tiger is the symbol of bravery, wisdom and strength.

Traditionally it’s a time to honour ancestors and deities, with family reunions, parades and fireworks to drive off evil spirits. While based on the Chinese lunar calendar, Lunar New Year is also celebrated in Korea, Singapore, Mongolia, Tibet, Vietnam, Thailand and in Asian communities worldwide.

red lanterns Chinese New Year

The streets here are awash with the beautiful red and gold banners and lanterns…The sops are full of red and gold outfits which look so pretty…


We have a huge Thai/Chinese population here and last year Udon Thani was awash with all the banners, flags and decorations and we had street entertainment..lots of delicious street food and it is time for me to sample different dishes…The fireworks are impressive and the music loud…Oh Yes! I kid you not…

But it is fun so much to see and do..dancing dragons and lions and stilt walkers and what they do on stilts..the mind boggles…How?… I can’t wait to see the Tiger costumes this year I’m sure they will be spectacular…

Chinese New Year is followed by the Lantern Festival which is celebrated 15 days after Chinese New Year…and the little rice balls are foodies heaven…wonderful little morsels of food…

In the past, there have been celebrations on each day after Chinese New Year up until the 15th making for one long celebration now you have the Chinese New Year and then The Lantern Festival on the 15th day afterwards..although there will as always be little pockets of celebrations all the way through until the 15th February…

If you are interested in what your horoscope is…

Thank you for joining me today…and if you are celebrating Chinese New Year…Have fun, stay safe and enjoy the lovely street food…




24 thoughts on “CarolCooks2…February 1st 2022…Chinese New Year!

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  2. Cathy Kennedy


    Thanks for sharing bits about the Chinese New Year. This has never made a lot of sense to me and perhaps the reason being is I’m not a horoscope follower. It is interesting to learn about such things and was curious to refresh my memory on my Chinese New Year animal which is the ox. I liked want my animal stands for independent and reasonable. These are traits I can relate to. Is everyone born in 1961 independent and reasonable? I should think not. It’s still fun to read about things like this but I never take any of it seriously. 🙂

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      My pleasure , Cathy.. I don’t take too much stock of horoscopes either apart from every Chinese new year I have a little look but don’t take much notice 🙄


  3. Arlee Bird

    I was just reading about Chinese New Year earlier today. I saw that I was born in a Year of the Rabbit. I had known that but tend to have to look it up again when my thoughts turn to the time of year.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Snap so did eye!…sorry Pete…lol …Yes, it very bright and cheerful not sure how covid is going to effect it again… I will pick my time to go when its less crowded…afternoon is best as many go after work and school…I ‘m only really going to sample the food…lol

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I think westerners don’t really take too much notice of the meanings I guess if that’s how you are raised then it means more…I’m a rabbit which I don’t connect too much to either, Pete x

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