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虎年快乐 Hǔnián Kuàilè

Happy Year of the Tiger! (2022)

虎年 Hǔnián, year of the tiger begins February 1, 2022. (The previous year was ox; the next, rabbit.)

虎年 is the third year in the 12-year cycle. It corresponds to 寅 yín, the third of the 12 地支 dìzhī earthly branches (子丑寅卯辰巳午未申酉戌亥).

Tigers are an endangered species. According to World Wildlife Fund, there are 3,900 tigers in the wild.

Other years of the tiger include: 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926, 1914, 1902.

See the whole 12-year cycle!