Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival (春节 – chūnjié) is the year of the Dragon (pronounced “loong” in Chinese) and festivities start February 10, 2024. The lunar new year, falls on a slightly different day in January or February of each year, as it follows the Chinese lunisolar calendar, rather than the regular Gregorian calendar used in most parts of the world.
HOW LONG DOES CHINESE NEW YEAR LAST?
In China, it is a more than two-week-long celebration, starting with New Year’s Eve, and ending with the Lantern Festival, known in China as 元宵节 (yuánxiāo jié), on the 15th day of the year.
Officially, it is a 7-day public holiday in China, during which businesses and schools close and people have a chance to travel back to their home towns and villages to be with family.
Everyone enjoys eating, drinking, cooking, visiting family and friends, and catching up on things that happened in the past year. On these visits, it’s all about exchanging good wishes, red envelopes, and of course, enjoying delicious traditional foods together.
2nd–9th February – Little Year
Preparations for the new year begin on February 2nd, 2024, and last until New Years Eve.
10th-20th February – Spring Festival
Chinese New Year officially begins on February 10th, 2024, and ends on February 20th.
21st-24th February – Lantern Festival
Preparations begin the 21st, and the Lantern Festival is held on February 24th.
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