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Chinese New Years light display in Hong Kong

Chinese New Years is celebrated by billions of poeple around the world. The date of Chinese New Years changes every year. It is a 15 day celebration, beginning on the first day of the new moon, and ends on the full moon. The celebration on the15th day is called the Chinese Lantern Festival.

Chinese culture is amongst the oldest in the world. While the rest of the world is in the early years of but the third millennium, Chinese culture is in their fifth millennium.

In Chinese astrology, every year is represented by an animal. The cycle is twelve years, with a different animal each year. To find out about your sign, and what it says about you, see Chinese Astrology.

Chinese New years or Spring Festival, is the biggest holiday in chinese culture. It is celebrated with festivities, fireworks, brightly colored lights, special meals with family and gift giving. Like Christmas in the western world, most chinese travel home to be with family for the new year celebration.

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When is Chinese New Years?

  • Chinese Year 4717 - February 5, 2019. Sign: Pig, a Yin year.

  • Chinese Year 4718 - January 25, 2020. Sign: Rat, a Yang year
  • Chinese Year 4719 - February 12, 2021, Sign : Ox, a Yin year
  • Chinese Year 4720 - February 1, 2022, Sign: Tiger, a Yang year
  • Chinese Year 4721 - January 22, 2023, Sign: Rabbit, a Yin year
  • Chinese Year 4722 - February 10, 2024, Sign: Dragon, a Yang year
  • Chinese Year 4723 - January 29, 2025, Sign: Snake, a Yin year
  • Chinese Year 4724 - February 17, 2026, Sign: Horse, a Yang year
  • Chinese Year 4725 - February 6, 2027, Sign: Sheep a Yin year
  • Chinese Year 4726 - January 26, 2028, Sign: Monkey, a Yang year
  • Chinese Year 4727 - February 13, 2029, Sign: Rooster, a Yin year
  • Chinese Year 4728 - February 3, 2030. Sign: Dog, a Yang year.

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Vietnamese New Years, it's called "Tet" and is celebrated on the same days as Chinese New Years

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