Chinese New Year Calendar

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Since the Chinese Lunar calendar follows the movement of the moon and uses 12 animals to name them recurrently every 12 years, the New Year's day falls on a diferrent date every year.

It's necessary to have a Chinese lunar calendar to know which day is the New Year's Day of a certain year. It's also helpful to have a lunar New Year calendar to know the different New Year's Days for years to come.

The Chinese New Year celebration is full of Chinese traditions, cultural activities and delicious New Year's food. Knowing the exact date is crucial for many people to prepare, because arrangements can be as early as one year ahead of the New Year's Day. Often people in the show business start producing for the next New Year's show right after that year's New Year celebration. For other people, preparing months ahead is very common.

The following are the New Year's Days from 1996 - 2019, two circles of 12 animal years.




1996 February 19 Rat
1997 February 07 Ox
1998 January 28 Tiger
1999 February 16 Rabbit
2000 February 05 Dragon
2001 January 24 Snake
2002 February 12 Horse
2003 February 01 Goat
2004 January 22 Monkey
2005 February 09 Rooster
2006 January 29 Dog
2007 February 18 Pig
2008 February 07 Rat
2009 January 26 Ox
2010 February 14 Tiger
2011 February 3 Rabbit
2012 January 23 Dragon
2013 February 10 Snake
2014 January 31 Horse
2015 February 19 Goat
2016 February 08 Monkey
2017 January 28 Rooster
2018 February 16 Dog
2019 February 05 Pig


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