In my quest for Chinese New Year traditions unknown to me, I happened upon this curious one:
It’s believed that during your zodiac animal year, you are prone to catching the attention of demons (bear with me)! But, fear not, the way to protect yourself from this poor luck is … by wearing red underwear! Of course it is! In case you were wondering, it’s necessary to do this every day until the next lunar new year!
February 1st 2022 welcomes the year of the (water) Tiger. Tigers are considered the king of all beasts and people born in Tiger years are thought to be competitive and ambitious with lots of energy and enthusiasm, but can also be a little thoughtless and heavy-handed.
Previous Tiger years are 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, etc. So, all you people born in the year of the Tiger … we know what you’re wearing! Easy, tiger!
(We very nearly didn’t post a Chinese New Year card this year – life, work, and all that! But, at the last minute, I realised this year of the Tiger would complete a full 12-year cycle from the printed Rabbit new year card I sent out all those years ago, so it seemed a shame to miss it. So this is a tiger tribute to that Rabbit card sent in 2011.)
Kung Hei Fat Choi! Wishing you a happy, healthy and fearless year ahead.
Mo and Dave