Chinese New Year 2022 starts on the day after the first New Moon that falls between January 21 and February 20 each year. That New Moon this year occurs on February 1, 2022.
As a festival, the Lunar New Year ends two weeks later with a lantern festival on the date of the next full Moon. In 2022 that’s the “Snow Moon,” which falls on February 16, 2022.
nytimes.com cooking for the lunar new year
What is eaten on Chinese New Year?Many will follow family traditions and eat what they usually do on the holiday — longevity noodles; dumplings; lumpia; steamed fish; tang yuan — cooking as much as possible in advance so that there can be a riot of dishes on the table when the moon does its thing, and to prevent chaos in the kitchen.