Chinese New Year 2023
What is Chinese New Year?
Chinese New Year is a celebration based on the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. It typically lasts about 15 days and is a time for honoring deities and ancestors, as well as for hosting family gatherings and feasts.
Is Chinese New Year always on the same date?
No. The date of Chinese New Year changes each year, and is based on when the new moon falls between the end of January and the end of February. The dates vary each year because the festivities are timed to the ancient Chinese lunar calendar.
How long does China shut down for the Chinese New Year?
People in China typically have a week off for Lunar New Year celebrations.
What is the Chinese New Year animal in 2023?
Each Chinese New Year is marked by one of 12 animals from the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese New Year animal for 2023 is the Rabbit.
How long is the Chinese New Year 2023?
In 2023, Chinese New Year celebrations begin on Jan. 22 and end on Feb. 5. The Chinese New Year public holiday (which begins on Chinese New Year's Eve) is from January 21-27, 2023.
Why does Chinese New Year last 15 days?
Chinese New Year typically lasts around 15 or 16 days because it begins with the new moon that falls sometime between the end of January and the end of February, and ends on the following full moon. The arrival of the full moon is traditionally marked with a Festival of Lanterns.
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