Monday June 24, 2019

Chinese New Year 2022

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 2022 is celebrated/ observed on Tuesday, February 1. This year the animal sign is the Tiger.

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 1st is day number 32 of the 2022 calendar year with 2 years, 7 months, 8 days until Chinese New Year 2022.

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 2022 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Feb 1 - TuesNational Freedom Day 2022Observance952
Feb 1 - TuesChinese New Year 2022Observance952
Feb 2 - WedGroundhog Day 2022Observance953
Feb 4 - FriNational Wear Red Day 2022Observance955
Feb 12 - SatLincoln's Birthday 2022Observance963
Feb 14 - MonValentine's Day 2022Observance965
Feb 21 - MonPresidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2022Federal Holiday972
Feb 28 - MonMaha Shivaratri 2022Hindu979

Chinese New Year by Year