Chinese New Year for the year 2018 is celebrated/ observed on Friday, February 16. This year the animal sign is the Dog.
Chinese New Year is the first day of the New Year in the Chinese lunisolar calendar (Chinese traditional calendar). It is also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival. The first day of the festival begins on the New Moon sometime each year between January 21st and February 20th. The holiday/festival lasts 16 days from New Year’s Eve to the 15th day of the New Year which also happens to be the Lantern Festival.
Lunisolar vs Gregorian calendar
The lunisolar calendar uses the location of the sun and the moon relative to the earth to determine dates on the calendar. The Gregorian calendar, which is the most widely used calendar in the world today uses the location of the sun relative to the earth to determine the dates on the calendar.
Many countries around the world that have ethnic Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year including America, Canada, many European countries, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippine’s and more. Many of the local communities around the world are called Chinatown like in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sydney.
Days to Chinese New Year
Friday, February 16th is day number 47 of the 2018 calendar year with -1 year, -4 months, -10 days until Chinese New Year 2018.
More information on Chinese New Year. (Traditions, Customs and History)
|Chinese New Year|
|Name(s):||Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, Lunar New Year|
|When:||First day of new moon between Jan 1st and Feb 20th annually|
February 2018 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Feb 1 - Thurs||National Freedom Day 2018||Observance||-510|
|Feb 2 - Fri||National Wear Red Day 2018||Observance||-509|
|Feb 2 - Fri||Groundhog Day 2018||Observance||-509|
|Feb 12 - Mon||Lincoln's Birthday 2018||Observance||-499|
|Feb 13 - Tues||Mardi Gras 2018||Christian||-498|
|Feb 14 - Wed||Maha Shivaratri 2018||Hindu||-497|
|Feb 14 - Wed||Lent 2018||Christian||-497|
|Feb 14 - Wed||Ash Wednesday 2018||Christian||-497|
|Feb 14 - Wed||Valentine's Day 2018||Observance||-497|
|Feb 16 - Fri||Chinese New Year 2018||Observance||-495|
|Feb 19 - Mon||Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2018||Federal Holiday||-492|