Lunar New Year 2022: Austria's Chinese Community Welcomes the Year of the Tiger

Countries ♦ Published: February 3, 2022; 21:58 ♦ (Vindobona)

People around the world recently celebrated the ushering in of the Year of the Tiger. Read more about the Lunar New Year, one of the most important Chinese holidays.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: "As the Lunar New Year begins, I wish you and your families prosperity, health and happiness in the Year of the Tiger." / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Michael Elleray from England, United Kingdom, CC BY 2.0 (

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, was celebrated Monday night and into Tuesday morning, ushering in the Year of the Tiger.

This is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar and solar Chinese calendar.

It is also known as the Spring Festival and is one of the most significant holidays in China. …