Friday November 26, 2021

Chinese New Year 2017

Chinese New Year parade with dragon in Downtown Los Angeles.
January 2017
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

New Years
Sunday January 1
-4 years, -10 months, -25 days
or -1790 days


Friday January 6
-4 years, -10 months, -20 days
or -1785 days


Martin Luther King Day
Monday January 16
-4 years, -10 months, -10 days
or -1775 days


Chinese New Year
Saturday January 28
-4 years, -9 months, -29 days
or -1763 days


Chinese New Year for the year 2017 is celebrated/ observed on Saturday, January 28. This year the animal sign is the Rooster.

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 2017

Saturday, January 28th is day number 28 of the 2017 calendar year with -4 years, -9 months, -29 days until Chinese New Year 2017.

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 2020 Saturday, January 25, 2020 -671
Chinese New Year 2021 Friday, February 12, 2021 -287
Chinese New Year 2022 Tuesday, February 01, 2022 67
Chinese New Year 2023 Sunday, January 22, 2023 422
Chinese New Year 2024 Saturday, February 10, 2024 806
Chinese New Year 2025 Saturday, March 01, 2025 1191