Chinese New Year Dates

When to Ring In the New Lunar Year

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. Chinese months are reckoned by the lunar calendar, with each month beginning on the darkest day. New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the month and continue until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest. In China, people may take weeks of holiday from work to prepare for and celebrate the New Year.

2010Feb. 14
2011Feb. 3
2012Jan. 23
2013Feb. 10
2014Jan. 31
2015Feb. 19
2016Feb. 8
2017Jan. 28
2018Feb. 16
2019Feb. 5
2020Jan. 25
2021Feb. 12
2022Feb. 1
2023Jan. 22
2024Feb. 10
2025Jan. 29
2026Feb. 17
2027Feb. 6
2028Jan. 26
2029Feb. 13
2030Feb. 3




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