Monday June 17, 2019

Chinese New Year 2019

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 2019 is celebrated/ observed on Tuesday, February 5. This year the animal sign is the Pig.

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.

Tuesday, February 5th is day number 36 of the 2019 calendar year with -4 months, -12 days until Chinese New Year 2019.

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 2019 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Feb 1 - FriNational Freedom Day 2019Observance-136
Feb 1 - FriNational Wear Red Day 2019Observance-136
Feb 2 - Sat Groundhog Day 2019 Observance-135
Feb 5 - Tues Chinese New Year 2019 Observance-132
Feb 12 - TuesLincoln's Birthday 2019Observance-125
Feb 14 - Thurs Valentine's Day 2019 Observance-123
Feb 18 - Mon Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2019Federal Holiday-119

Chinese New Year by Year