Wednesday June 26, 2019

Chinese New Year 2018


Chinese New Year parade with dragon in Downtown Los Angeles.Chinese New Year parade with dragon in Downtown Los Angeles.

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.

Around World

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
Type:Observance
When:First day of new moon between Jan 1st and Feb 20th annually

February 2018 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Feb 1 - ThursNational Freedom Day 2018Observance-510
Feb 2 - FriNational Wear Red Day 2018Observance-509
Feb 2 - Fri Groundhog Day 2018 Observance-509
Feb 12 - MonLincoln's Birthday 2018Observance-499
Feb 13 - TuesMardi Gras 2018Christian-498
Feb 14 - WedMaha Shivaratri 2018Hindu-497
Feb 14 - WedLent 2018Christian-497
Feb 14 - WedAsh Wednesday 2018Christian-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 2018Federal Holiday-492

Chinese New Year by Year



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