Happy Year of the Tiger!


Today (1 February 2022) is Seollal (설날 – the Lunar New Year’s Day) in South Korea.  You can find out more about the relevant Korean customs by reading my post on “How do the Koreans celebrate Seollal?”.

The Koreans adopt the 12 zodiac animals used by the Chinese for the lunar calendar. The lunar calendar runs in a 12-year cycle with each year in the cycle being associated with one zodiac animal (in the order of rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep/goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig).  This year (2022) is the Year of the Tiger.

I wish all my readers and their families a successful, wonderful and healthy Year of the Tiger!  새해 복 많이 받으세요! 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Happy Year of the Tiger!

  1. Happy tiger year to you too ! 🥳🎉👍😊🌠🥂I’m really happy to be the first one commenting! This blog it’s amazing thank you very much for sharing your opinions , thoughts, and informations about korean culture with us , i really appreciate it especially this topic because i didn’t understand exactly what a lunar year was, 감사합니다 🙏👍🥳😊
    새해복 많이 받으세요


    • Thanks Ashley for your kind comments – I’m glad that you enjoy my blog posts. Wishing you a very happy and healthy Year of the Tiger! 🙂

      Best wishes,



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