For Chinese students of South Ural State University, 2022 will begin on February 1st by the Lunar calendar. In honour of this event, every Chinese student has received a little bag with decorations from the Consulate General of China in Yekaterinburg, so that they can create a holiday mood in their rooms.
“For us, Chinese people, it is a big honour to receive these presents from the Consulate General in Yekaterinburg. From the beginning of the epidemic, we have received many of these ‘packets’ which had masks, wet wipes, and other necessary items. And now we have received presents and we are happily waiting for the New Year!” shared Zixuan Yin.
Our Chinese students will celebrate the Year of the Tiger next week. In China, the festivities traditionally last 16 days. In 2022, they will take place from January 31st (New Year’s Eve) to February 15th (Lantern Festival).
The Chinese people themselves call the New Year the “Spring Festival" (Chun Jie), because the New Year in the East marks a new cycle—winter ends and spring begins. This holiday is more than 4,000 years old, and the year 4720 will begin on February 1st. The Tiger will become the master, and on January 22, 2023, he will hand over the reins to the White Water Rabbit.