Chinese New Year Dates

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.

2000 Feb. 5
2001 Jan. 24
2002 Feb. 12
2003 Feb. 1
2004 Jan. 22
2005 Feb. 9
2006 Jan. 29
2007 Feb. 18
2008 Feb. 7
2009 Jan. 26
2010 Feb. 14
2011 Feb. 3
2012 Jan. 23
2013 Feb. 10
2014 Jan. 31
2015 Feb. 19
2016 Feb. 8
2017 Jan. 28
2018 Feb. 16

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