Chinese New Year 2020 and 2021

When Is Chinese New Year 2020 and 2021?


China New Year 2020 Date

Chinese New Year 2020 will fall on Saturday, January 25th, 2020, and celebrations will continue from Chinese New Year’s Eve for 16 days in total. As a public holiday, Chinese people will get 7 days off from work from January 24 – 30 in 2020.

Chinese New Year 2021 will fall on Friday, February 12th, 2021.

How Long is the Chinese New Year Holiday 2020?

Usually Chinese New Year festival period lasts for 16 days, starting from Chinese New Year’s eve to the Lantern Festival. In 2020, it is from January 24 to February 8th.

The standard public holiday for (Mainland) Chinese is the 7 days from Chinese New Year’s Eve to day 6 of the lunar calendar new year: January 24 – January 30, 2020.

Traditionally Chinese New Year activities started as early as three weeks before Chinese New Year’s Eve, but a week before was more usual. Traditional (mostly rural) folk start cleaning their houses from the 23rd of the twelfth lunar month (January 17, 2020).

Chinese New Year 2020: Dates & Calendar

January 17thDecember 23rdLittle Year (小年, xiǎo nián)
January 24thDecember 30thNew Year’s Eve (除夕, chúxì)
January 25thJanuary 1stSpring Festival (春节, chūn jié)
January 26thJanuary 2ndTo the in-law’s (迎婿日, yíng xù rì)
January 27thJanuary 3rdDay of the Rat (鼠日, shǔ rì)
January 28thJanuary 4thDay of the Sheep (羊日, yáng rì)
January 29thJanuary 5thBreak Five (破五, pò wǔ)
January 30thJanuary 6thDay of the Horse (马日, mǎ rì)
January 31stJanuary 7thDay of the Human (人日, rén rì)
February 1stJanuary 8thDay of the Millet (谷日节, gǔ rì jié)
February 2ndJanuary 9thProvidence Health (天公生, tiān gōng shēng)
February 3rdJanuary 10thStone Festival (石头节, shí tou jié)
February 4thJanuary 11thSon-in-law Day (子婿日, zǐ xù rì)
February 5th–7thJanuary 12th–14thLantern Festival Preparations
February 8thJanuary 15thLantern Festival (元宵节-yuán xiāo jié)

What Is the Animal for Chinese New Year 2020 and 2021?

Chinese new year 2020

2020 is a Year of the Rat according to the Chinese zodiac, starting from January 25th, 2020 and lasting until February 11th, 2021.

2021 is a Year of the Ox, starting from February 12, 2021, and lasting until January 31, 2022.

Chinese New Year Decoration in 2020

Red is the main color for the festival, as red is believed to be an auspicious color. Red Chinese lanterns and red couplet are the most popular decorations.

As 2020 will be a year of the Rat, decorations related to rats will be commonly seen. See the Top 7 Decorations for Chinese New Year.

Happy Chinese New Year 2020

As 2020 is a Year of the Rat. Chinese will often greet with: “Wish you Rat year lucky.” 祝你鼠年吉祥!

See more Chinese New Year greetings.

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