Chinese New Year

October 11
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What's the Chinese New Year for 2023?

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Wisdomet avatar

The date is decided by the Chinese Lunar Calendar, which is based on the cycles of the moon and sun and is generally 21–51 days behind the Gregorian (internationally-used) calendar. The date of Chinese New Year changes every year, but it always falls between January 21st and February 20th. The day of the Chinese New Year is a new moon day, usually the second after the winter solstice.

Meanwhile, 2023 is a Year of the Rabbit according to the Chinese zodiac. The 12 animals consist of Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. More specifically, 2023 is a Year of the Water Rabbit, starting from January 22nd, 2023, and lasting until February 9th, 2024. 

More so, the Chinese New Year 2023 falls on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023, starting a year of the Rabbit. As a public holiday, Chinese people will get 7 days off from work from January 21st to January 27th in 2023. Celebrations of Chinese New Year traditionally last for 16 days, starting from Chinese New Year's Eve to the Lantern Festival. The most notable dates of the Lunar New Year 2023 are these three days

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EnertaAllko avatar

Yes that was very helpful thank you.😊

peacefulheart avatar

Chinese New Year for the next year is on a Sunday, January 22, 2023. Chinese New Year traditionally last for 16 days starting from the Chinese New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival. Chinese New Year has no fixed dates, it varies from year to year but it generally takes place between January 21 and February 21. Each Chinese New Year has a Chinese Zodiac animal. Year 2023 is the year of the Rabbit.

You also might’ve noticed that Chinese people wear red during the New Year. They also hang red lanterns and decorations and give red envelopes. It is because RED is their lucky color and it’s a symbol of prosperity and wealth to them. Wearing red especially on the Chinese New Year means a lucky new year to them.

You can learn more about the Chinese New Year, their interesting beliefs and superstitions here.

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