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Chinese New Year Facts


When is the Chinese New Year in 2021?

Friday, February 12th, 2021.

Chinese New Year celebrations in China start on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. Most businesses close from February 11th to February 18th. A lot of the small business and private own companies resume after the Lantern festival on Jan. 26th.  


How long does the Chinese New Year celebration last in 2021?

7 days

The official vacation days for the Chinese New Year are seven days starting from the Chinese New Year’s eve.  


What is the Chinese zodiac animal for 2021?


2021 is a year of the Ox, starting from February 12th, 2021 (Chinese lunar New Year Day) and lasting until January 30th, 2022. It will be a Metal Ox year.

Dates and Calendar

Chinese New Year date follows the Chinese lunar calendar. The exact date is different every year. Generally speaking, it distributes between January 21st and February 22nd.


Chinese New Year Facts

Chinese New Year is the most ceremonious traditional festival in China, as well as an indispensable part of Chinese culture. It is a special celebration for every Chinese person throughout the world.

Chinese New Year Food

As with Chinese New Year activities and decorations, the dishes are created to give blessings for the next year. Both the names and looks are symbols of wishes for prosperity, happiness and auspiciousness.


Chinese New Year Greetings

The Chinese New Year is an important time to pay a new year call (bai nian), so it is common practice to visit relatives and exchange auspicious greetings. With such vast variations in Chinese culture, there are many ways to say ‘Happy New Year’ in Chinese, most of them are rooted in luck and financial success.

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