Chinese New Year for the year 2020 is celebrated/ observed on Saturday, January 25. This year the animal sign is the Rat.
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.
Saturday, January 25th is day number 25 of the 2020 calendar year with 7 months, 9 days until Chinese New Year 2020.
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|
January 2020 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Jan 1 - Wed||New Year's Day 2020||Federal Holiday||198|
|Jan 6 - Mon||Epiphany 2020||Christian||203|
|Jan 7 - Tues||Orthodox Christmas Day 2020||Orthodox||204|
|Jan 14 - Tues||Orthodox New Year 2020||Orthodox||211|
|Jan 15 - Wed||Makar Sankranti 2020||Hindu||212|
|Jan 20 - Mon||Martin Luther King Day 2020||Federal Holiday||217|
|Jan 25 - Sat||Chinese New Year 2020||Observance||222|