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Chinese New Year 2021

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 2021 is celebrated/ observed on Friday, February 12. This year the animal sign is the Ox.

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.

Friday, February 12th is day number 43 of the 2021 calendar year with 1 year, 7 months, 19 days until Chinese New Year 2021.

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 2021 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Feb 1 - MonNational Freedom Day 2021Observance587
Feb 2 - TuesGroundhog Day 2021Observance588
Feb 5 - FriNational Wear Red Day 2021Observance591
Feb 12 - FriChinese New Year 2021Observance598
Feb 12 - FriLincoln's Birthday 2021Observance598
Feb 14 - SunValentine's Day 2021Observance600
Feb 15 - MonPresidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2021Federal Holiday601
Feb 16 - TuesMardi Gras 2021Christian602
Feb 17 - WedAsh Wednesday 2021Christian603
Feb 17 - WedLent 2021Christian603
Feb 27 - SatPurim 2021Jewish613

Chinese New Year by Year