Chinese New Year is a time of celebration, as the festival marks the beginning of a new year. This new years celebration is celebrated according to the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. The festival holds great cultural and historic significance, easily making it the most important celebration in Chinese culture. It is celebrated to welcome the new year in hopes of good luck and fortune. Bullion makes an incredible gift, as it is seen as a symbol of wealth and fortune around the globe.
About Chinese New Year
The year 2022, is the year of the Tiger. Chinese New Year usually depends on the occurrence of a new moon and falls between January 21, and February 21. This year, Chinese New Year is expected to be on February 1st. Chinese New year is celebrated to signify the beginning of spring, and welcome in the new year. Festivities include decorations, fireworks, traditional dances, spending time with family, and of course, gift-giving. Some popular gifts given during Chinese New Year are money, as well as bullion pieces.
Chinese New Year is associated with specific colours, traditions, and symbols. The most common colour associated with Chinese New Year celebrations is the colour red. Red is said to bring good luck and a bright future, as well as scare away negativity and evil. The importance of the colour red originated from the story of the mythological beast, Nian, from Chinese folklore. Loud noises and the colour red scared the beast off. The majority of the Chinese traditions and celebrations during this festival originated from this story.
The festival is also associated with the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. The 12 animals are pig, rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, and dog. Each year is the year of a different animal. It is believed that people born in specific years have specific qualities as well. 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, meaning that the people born in 2022 will be strong and brave.
Gift-Giving for Chinese New Year
Aside from these traditions and celebrations, gift-giving is a large part of the festival. One of the most popular gifts to give during Chinese New Year is physical gold. China is the world’s top gold-consuming country, and the Chinese New Year is one of the most popular times to buy gold.
The gold coins and bars with a Lunar New Year theme are much more sought after, as they make incredible gifts. 2022 Will be the year of the Tiger, making Tiger bullion pieces incredibly popular. Here at AU Bullion, we will have a large selection of Lunar New Year Tiger pieces. We offer the lowest premiums, ensuring you make the most out of your investments this Lunar New Year.