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Happy Lunar New Year! Get ready for the Year of the Tiger

The Google logo featuring and gif of a Tiger interacting with various elements of the Lunar New Year celebration.
Doodle by Googler Olivia Huynh

Starting February 1, about a quarter of the world, including much of East Asia, will be celebrating Lunar New Year, and the beginning of the Year of the Tiger. As a tiger year, 2022 will be associated with the animal’s attributes of bravery, confidence and strong will. Previous tiger years include 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950 and 1938.

We’re celebrating Lunar New Year with a few fun features like an animated Doodle on Search and a special, firework-filled surprise when you look up “Lunar New Year.” On Android, you can choose from more than 200 new Year of the Tiger-inspired Emoji Kitchen combinations in Gboard. And don’t forget to wish Google Assistant a happy Lunar New Year and hear the response.

During the upcoming days and weeks of festivities, Lunar New Year will be welcomed with feasting, the honoring of ancestors and deities and those who celebrate will be focused on fortune, happiness and prosperity. We wanted to hear how Googlers are honoring these traditions, what new ones they’ve created and what they’re most excited about for this new year. With help from the Asian Google Network, we learned about how our very own colleagues celebrate this holiday.

What is your favorite memory of celebrating a Lunar New Year with your family?

What current traditions do you and your family incorporate in your Lunar New Year celebrations?

The Year of the Tiger will be about making big changes, risk-taking and adventure. How are you planning to be courageous in 2022?

Happy Lunar New Year, we hope the year of the tiger is full of adventure and hope for everyone.

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