A personal recount of my Chinese New Year shopping adventure

Chinese New Year is also called Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. It is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar, it's also said to honor the coming of spring when crops start to be planted.


Chinese new year is one of the most important festivals in the Chinese culture. The whole festival covers in total 16 days, starting from Chinese new year eve and ending on the 15th day of Chinese new year ( lantern festival).


Chinese new year this year starts on Feb 1st. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. Those born in the Year of the Tiger are said to be brave, competitive, unpredictable and confident.


Chinese people believe in different years of animals, they will need to shop for different objects for luck or to clear "the evil". Those objects can be as small as a key ring or as big as a Christmas tree. People running the Chinese new year shops normally give u good suggestions of what to buy depending on your zodiac. Generally, people also go for new clothes, gifts for relatives, foods, snacks, spring couplets, lanterns or decorations to put in the house...


If you are not yet ready with your CNY shopping, don't waste a second! Let the commercial sale festival start😁😁.