The dragon is a mythical creature that has long been the most important symbol of power in China. While in the West dragons are depicted as evil, in China they are seen friendly and the bringers of good luck.
Dragons in Chinese culture symbolize great power, good luck and strength. They represent power and authority, particularly control over typhoons, water, rainfall and floods. Emperors were assumed to have descended from the dragons. That is why, out of the twelve zodiac signs, the Dragon is the most popular one.
2022 is a year of the Water Tiger. It starts from February 1st, 2022, and ends on January 21st, 2023. A Water Tiger year occurs every 60 years.
The Tiger is known as the king of all beasts in China. The zodiac sign Tiger is a symbol of strength, exorcising evils, and braveness. Many Chinese kids wear hats or shoes with a tiger image for good luck.
2022 is the Year of the Water Tiger. Those born this year are said to have great interpersonal relationships, and be very family oriented. The last Water Tiger year was 1962.
Other recent years include 1950 and 2010's Metal Tiger, 1974 and 2034's Wood Tiger, 1926 and 1986's Fire Tiger, and 1938 and 1998's Earth Tiger.
Tiger is an example of enthic pride and tradition in the Chinese.