This story was originally published in December 2019 and was updated in January 2022.
For cultures following the lunar calendar, the new year doesn’t start until the first new moon – a date that shifts from year to year. The Lunar New Year in 2022 is on February 1, with some celebrations continuing for weeks following. Here are the best places in Asia (and around the world) to celebrate the Year of the Tiger.
Where are the best places in Asia to celebrate the Lunar New Year?
Start 2022 on a lucky note in Hanoi. For Tết (Vietnamese New Year), Hanoians queue at the Temple of Literature and ask calligraphers to paint paper scrolls with an auspicious word. Dating back to 1070, the picturesque site was once home to the Imperial Academy, Vietnam’s first national university, and students still pray here for top marks.
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