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Chinese New Year 2016

Chinese New Year parade with dragon in Downtown Los Angeles.
February 2016
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Chinese New Year
Monday February 8
-8 years, -2 months, -16 days
or -2998 days


Ash Wednesday
Wednesday February 10
-8 years, -2 months, -14 days
or -2996 days


Valentines Day
Sunday February 14
-8 years, -2 months, -10 days
or -2992 days


Presidents Day
Monday February 15
-8 years, -2 months, -9 days
or -2991 days


Chinese New Year for the year 2016 is celebrated/ observed on Monday, February 8. This year the animal sign is the Monkey.

Chinese New Year is the first day of the New Year in the Chinese lunisolar calendar (Chinese traditional calendar). It is also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival. The first day of the festival begins on the New Moon sometime each year between January 21st and February 20th. The holiday/festival lasts 16 days from New Year’s Eve to the 15th day of the New Year which also happens to be the Lantern Festival.

Lunisolar vs Gregorian calendar

The lunisolar calendar uses the location of the sun and the moon relative to the earth to determine dates on the calendar. The Gregorian calendar, which is the most widely used calendar in the world today uses the location of the sun relative to the earth to determine the dates on the calendar.

Around World

Many countries around the world that have ethnic Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year including America, Canada, many European countries, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippine’s and more. Many of the local communities around the world are called Chinatown like in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sydney.

Days to Chinese New Year 2016

Monday, February 8th is day number 39 of the 2016 calendar year with -8 years, -2 months, -16 days until Chinese New Year 2016.

Chinese New Year
Name(s):Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, Lunar New Year
When:First day of new moon between Jan 1st and Feb 20th annually

Dates for Chinese New Year

HolidayDateDays to Go
Chinese New Year 2023 Sunday, January 22, 2023 -458
Chinese New Year 2024 Saturday, February 10, 2024 -74
Chinese New Year 2025 Wednesday, January 29, 2025 280
Chinese New Year 2026 Tuesday, February 17, 2026 664
Chinese New Year 2027 Saturday, February 06, 2027 1018
Chinese New Year 2028 Wednesday, January 26, 2028 1372