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Year of the Tiger

The PCMA GMC Chapter hopes that you will continue to celebrate the Year of the Tiger throughout the year.  The Lunar New Year is one of the most important celebrations of the year among East and Southeast Asian cultures, including Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean communities, among others. The New Year celebration is usually celebrated for multiple days—not just one day as in the Gregorian calendar’s New Year. In 2022, Lunar New Year began on Feb 1 and ended with Lantern Festival on February 15.

Tied to the lunar calendar, the holiday began as a time for feasting and to honor household and heavenly deities, as well as ancestors. The New Year typically begins with the first new moon that occurs between the end of January and spans the first 15 days of the first month of the lunar calendar—until the full moon arrives.

Each year, the lunar calendar is represented by Zodiac animals with 2022 being the Year of the Tiger.
For more information on this beautiful event, its history, culture and even taboos and superstitions- go to

Jacky ListonYear of the Tiger