Chinese New Year

February 8, 2016

A traditional celebration based on the Chinese lunar calendar.

The Chinese New Year is determined by the Chinese lunar calendar and it can fall in January or February on the Georgian calendar.  Traditional Chinese New Year celebrations or festivals usually start on the last day of the old year (new year's eve) and continue until the 15th day of the new year.

The Chinese lunar years cylce through 12 different animals: goat, monkey, rooster, dog, pig, rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, and horse.

In 2015, Chinese New Year marked the beginning of the Year of the Goat.
In 2016, Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the Year of the Monkey.