Feb 1st Year of the Tiger 2022
Chinese New Year on Feb 1st Year of the Tiger 2022
Happy Lunar New Year Celebrating the Year of the Tiger. The tiger is the symbol of bravery, wisdom and strength, in Chinese culture.
A weeklong vacation in China, the Spring Festival, gives people the opportunity to celebrate the new year. The lunar calendar is on a 12-year cycle with each year linked to one of a dozen animals — the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.
This year, 2022, the Chinese zodiac sign is Black Water Tiger. The Chinese calendar observed according to the lunar year is 4720, a system which takes the reign of the legendary first emperor of China as its year one.
San Francisco, California, claims its Chinese New Year parade is the biggest celebration of its kind outside of Asia. https://chineseparade.com/
Chinese New Year dates that have occurred on Feb 1st
1946 Feb. 1, 1946 (Saturday) Dog
2003 Feb. 1, 2003 (Friday) Sheep
2022 Feb. 1, 2022 (Tuesday) Tiger
February 1 is also the holiday celebration of Imbolc and called Saint Brigid’s Day and was treated as one of four seasonal festivals in Gaelic Ireland. This is a Feast day of Saint Brigid of Kildare. Imbolc symbolizes the halfway point between the winter solstice (Yule) and the spring equinox (Ostara). The word “imbolc” means “in the belly of the Mother,” because the seeds of spring are beginning to stir in the belly of Mother Earth. The term “oimelc” means ewe’s milk.
Feb. 1, 2003 was also the tragic accident of the Columbia Space Shuttle. At the end of its final flight in (Friday) 1st February 2003, Columbia disintegrated upon reentry, killing the seven-member crew of STS-107 ( Rick Husband, Commander | William C. McCool, Pilot | Michael P. Anderson, Mission specialist | Kalpana Chawla, Mission specialist | David M. Brown, Mission specialist | Laurel Clark, Mission specialist I lan Ramon, Payload specialist) and destroying most of the scientific payloads aboard. During its 22 years of operation, Columbia was flown on 28 missions in the Space Shuttle program, spending over 300 days in space and completing over 4,000 orbits around Earth.
February 1: the Fajr decade begins in Iran; Black History Month begins in North America. Other significant February 1st dates per Wikipedia:
- 1327 – Fourteen-year-old Edward III was crowned King of England, but with the country ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
- 1662 – Sino-Dutch conflicts: The Dutch East India Company‘s rule in Taiwan ended after a siege by the Ming loyalist Koxinga, who established the Kingdom of Tungning on the island.
- 1942 – Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the United States federal government, began broadcasting with programs aimed at Axis-controlled areas during World War II.
- 1972 – Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, became the first settlement in the country to be granted city status since independence.
- 2012 – Following an Egyptian Premier League match in Port Said, Al Masry fans rioted and violently attacked Al Ahly supporters, resulting in 74 deaths.
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