Billions of people are preparing to celebrate the Lunar New Year this week as 2022 brings the Year of the Tiger.
The Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year, begins tomorrow (Tuesday, February 1), signaling the start of a two-week celebration for many across the world.
A person born in a particular year takes on the traits of that year’s animal, according to superstition.
This means babies born in 2022 will take on the characteristics of the tiger – the third in the 12-animal Chinese zodiac cycle.
Tigers were also born in 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950 and so on.
Edgar Lok Tin Yung, a Feng Shui expert and astrologer based in Melbourne, Australia, said: “Tigers are brave, value independence and have a strong sense of justice.
“Sometimes they can be silent but deadly.”
In 2022, Mr Yung says, tigers will face “big pressure from every direction” at work.
Women born in 1986 and 1998 are also warned to “take care of your love life”.
“In 2022, there is an academic star for the tigers,” Mr Yung said, adding this gives them the opportunity “to further study to better equip themselves”.
“Tigers working in the media, education, publication, training sectors will have a very good year to come,” he said.
However, they could also be hit by health conditions affecting their arms, gallbladder, hairs, nerves and lungs.
Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo and partner Georgina Rodriguez are preparing to welcome twins in 2022 so both will be tigers.
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are also expecting their second child this year – another 2022 tiger.
Other famous tigers include Shawn Mendes, Jaden Smith and Elle Fanning – all born in 1998.
Drake, Lady Gaga and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are all 1986 tigers.
Meanwhile, Victoria Beckham, Leonardo DiCaprio, Olivia Colman, Matt Lucas, Dominic Raab and Bear Grylls are all tigers born in 1974.
Eddie Izzard, Phillip Schofield and Demi Moore were all born in 1962 while Princess Anne, Stevie Wonder and Bill Murray are 1950 tigers.
During the Lunar New Year festival, homes are festooned with red paper lanterns and families gather to share sumptuous feasts, enjoying symbolic dishes such as dumplings, representing gold ingots, and noodles, denoting long life.
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