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Uncle Goose Year of the Tiger

Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the Year of the Tiger!

This year, Chinese New Year starts on February 1. This means Chinese New Year’s Eve is on January 31, 2022.

Chinese New Year begins with a new moon. It’s also called “Chinese Spring.” Because the new moon is the start of a new lunar cycle, it represents new beginnings.

Chinese New Year celebrations end with the arrival of the full moon on February 15. This is when you’ll see the lantern ceremonies. These ceremonies represent the big full moon brightening the sky.

Moon Phase Blocks

This will be the year of the Tiger. According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2022 will be like a tiger: bold, confident, and unpredictable.

Hmm. We like the bold and confident part. But how much more “unpredictable” can we take?

Fortunately, we don’t take Chinese Zodiac predictions too seriously. Like the Greek Zodiac; the Chinese Zodiac is fun. Both zodiacs are filled with character archetypes and great storytelling.


Zodiac Blocks


Humans have a lot of trouble making predictions about the future, though. Who could have foreseen supply chain madness, lumber shortages, and slowing postal deliveries in 2021?

Not us. And who really knows what 2022 will bring?

That’s why we’re still recommending that you order gifts and toys earlier than usual this year. That way, you stand a better chance of having them arrive on time.

Chinese Blocks

Do yourself a favor. Open up your calendar right now. Decide when you want your gifts to arrive this year, and give yourself some buffer time for delivery.

Chinese New Year gifts? You might want to order this week or next to get them on time. Valentine’s Day? You’ve got a couple weeks.

Do the same thing with birthdays and other gift-giving events. Start the 2022 New Year out by doing a little planning.

Do what you can to make the bold Year of the Tiger a little less unpredictable!