Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is celebrated at the second new moon following the Winter Solstice. This festival marks the end of winter and the beginning of a long-awaited spring! This episode is the Chinese legend behind this day and is a story of a ferocious monster named “Nian”. According to the story, Chinese New Year's Day is also called "Guo Nian" (过年) in Chinese, Guo can mean 'celebrate (a new) year' or 'overcome Nian'. The character 年 (Nián) could mean a 'year' or 'the monster Nian'.
According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger and tigers are known for their courage and ambition, but they’re also extremely generous with a drive to help others. Let’s hope the Year of the Tiger will be better than 2020 the Year of the Rat and 2021 the Year of the Ox.