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Chinese New Year 2020: Dates & Calendar

When Is Chinese New Year 2020?

China New Year 2020 Date

Chinese New Year dates change every year. Chinese New Year 2020 will fall on Saturday, January 25th, 2020, and celebrations will continue from New Year's Eve for 16 days in total. As a public holiday, Chinese people will get 7 days off from work from January 24 – 30 in 2020.

2020 is a Year of the Rat according to Chinese zodiac. See more information about Chinese New Year 2020

Why Do Chinese New Year Dates Change Every Year?

You might be curious that why is Chinese New Year on a different date every year? The Chinese New Year date is decided by China's Lunar Calendar. Chinese New Year's Day is the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar.

The date is different each year on the Gregorian (internationally used) calendar, but is always between January 21st and February 20th. 

How Long Is the Chinese New Year Holiday 2020?

Chinese New Year Chinese New Year is China's top family relaxation time.

The Official Holiday — 7 Days

The standard public holiday for (Mainland) Chinese is 7 days from Chinese New Year's Eve to day 6 of the lunar calendar new year. 

The Traditional Holiday Period — 23 days

Traditionally New Year activities started as early as three weeks before Chinese New Year's Eve. Traditional (mostly rural) folk start cleaning their houses from the 23rd of the twelfth lunar month (January 17, 2020).

Traditionally the end of the Spring Festival (the Chinese New Year holiday) is the Lantern Festival — Chinese month 1 day 15. 

Chinese New Year Dates & Calendar in 2020

Chinese New Year 2020 falls on January 25th. 

The public holiday lasts for 7 days from January 24  to January 30, 2020, with the peak time on Chinese New Year's Eve (Jan. 24th) and the New Year's Day (Jan. 25th). 

The festival celebration is not ended until the Lantern Festival on February 8th, 2020. 

Chinese New Year Dates and Calendar: 1930–2030

Year Chinese New Year Date Zodiac Animal
1930 January 30 Horse (1930-01-30—1931-02-16) 
1931 February 17 Goat (1931-02-17—1932-02-05)
1932 February 6 Monkey (1932-02-06—1933-01-25)
1933 January 26 Rooster (1933-01-26—1934-02-13)
1934 February 14 Dog (1934-02-14—1935-02-03)
1935 February 4 Pig (1935-02-04—1936-01-23)
1936 January 24 Rat (1936-01-24—1937-02-10)
1937 February 11 Ox (1937-02-11—1938-01-30)
1938 January 31 Tiger (1938-01-31—1939-02-18)
1939 February 19 Rabbit (1939-02-19—1940-02-07)
1940 February 8 Dragon (1940-02-08—1941-01-26)
1941 January 27 Snake (1941-01-27—1942-02-14)
1942 February 15 Horse (1942-02-15—1943-02-03)
1943 February 4 Goat (1943-02-04—1944-01-24)
1944 January 25 Monkey (1944-01-25—1945-02-12)
1945 February 13 Rooster (1945-02-13—1946-01-31)
1946 February 1 Dog (1946-02-01—1947-01-21)
1947 January 22 Pig (1947-01-22—1948-02-09)
1948 February 10 Rat (1948-02-10—1949-01-28)
1949 January 29 Ox (1949-01-29—1950-02-16)
1950 February 17 Tiger (1950-02-17—1951-02-05)
1951 February 6 Rabbit (1951-02-06—1952-01-26)
1952 January 27 Dragon (1952-01-27—1953-02-13)
1953 February 14 Snake (1953-02-14—1954-02-02)
1954 February 3 Horse (1954-02-03—1955-01-23)
1955 January 24 Goat (1955-01-24—1956-02-11)
1956 February 12 Monkey (1956-02-12—1957-01-30)
1957 January 31 Rooster (1957-01-31—1958-02-17)
1958 February 18 Dog (1958-02-18—1959-02-07)
1959 February 8 Pig (1959-02-08—1960-01-27)
1960 January 28 Rat (1960-01-28—1961-02-14)
1961 February 15 Ox (1961-02-15—1962-02-04)
1962 February 5 Tiger (1962-02-05—1963-01-24)
1963 January 25 Rabbit (1963-01-25—1964-02-12)
1964 February 13 Dragon (1964-02-13—1965-02-01)
1965 February 2 Snake (1965-02-02—1966-01-20)
1966 January 21 Horse (1966-01-21—1967-02-08)
1967 February 9 Goat (1967-02-09—1968-01-29) 
1968 January 30 Monkey (1968-01-30—1969-02-16)
1969 January 17 Rooster (1969-02-17—1970-02-05)
1970 February 6 Dog (1970-02-06—1971-01-26) 
1971 January 27 Pig (1971-01-27—1972-02-14)
1972 February 15 Rat (1972-02-15—1973-02-02)
1973 February 3 Ox (1973-02-03—1974-01-22)
1974 January 23 Tiger (1974-01-23—1975-02-10)
1975 February 11 Rabbit (1975-02-11—1976-01-30)
1976 January 31 Dragon (1976-01-31—1977-02-17)
1977 February 18 Snake (1977-02-18—1978-02-06)
1978 February 7 Horse (1978-02-07—1979-01-27)
1979 January 28 Goat (1979-01-28—1980-02-15) 
1980 February 16 Monkey (1980-02-16—1981-02-04)
1981 February 5 Rooster (1981-02-05—1982-01-24)
1982 January 25 Dog (1982-01-25—1983-02-12)
1983 February 13 Pig (1983-02-13—1984-02-01)
1984 February 2 Rat (1984-02-02—1985-02-19)
1985 February 20 Ox (1985-02-20—1986-02-08)
1986 February 9 Tiger (1986-02-09—1987-01-28)
1987 January 29 Rabbit (1987-01-29—1988-02-16)
1988 February 17 Dragon (1988-02-17—1989-02-05)
1989 February 6 Snake (1989-02-06—1990-01-26)
1990 January 27 Horse (1990-01-27—1991-02-14)
1991 February 15 Goat (1991-02-15—1992-02-03)
1992 February 4 Monkey (1992-02-04—1993-01-22)
1993 January 23 Rooster (1993-01-23—1994-02-09)
1994 February 10 Dog (1994-02-10—1995-01-30)
1995 January 31 Pig (1995-01-31—1996-02-18)
1996 February 19 Rat (1996-02-19—1997-02-06)
1997 February 7 Ox (1997-02-07—1998-01-27)
1998 January 28 Tiger (1998-01-28—1999-02-15)
1999 February 16 Rabbit (1999-02-16—2000-02-04)
2000 February 5 Dragon (2000-02-05—2001-01-23)
2001 January 24 Snake (2001-01-24—2002-02-11)
2002 February 12 Horse (2002-02-12—2003-01-31)
2003 February 1 Goat (2003-02-01—2004-01-21)
2004 January 22 Monkey (2004-01-22—2005-02-08)
2005 February 9 Rooster (2005-02-09—2006-01-28)
2006 January 29 Dog (2006-01-29—2007-02-17)
2007 February 18 Pig (2007-02-18—2008-02-06)
2008 February 7 Rat (2008-02-07—2009-01-25)
2009 January 26 Ox (2009-01-26—2010-02-13)
2010 February 14 Tiger (2010-02-14—2011-02-02)
2011 February 3 Rabbit (2011-02-03—2012-01-22)
2012 January 23 Dragon (2012-01-23—2013-02-09)
2013 February 10 Snake (2013-02-10—2014-01-30)
2014 January 31 Horse (2014-01-31—2015-02-18)
2015 February 19 Goat (2015-02-19—2016-02-07)
2016 February 8 Monkey (2016-02-08—2017-01-27)
2017 January 28 Rooster (2017-01-28—2018-02-15)
2018 February 16 Dog (2018-02-16—2019-02-04)
2019 February 5 Pig (2019-02-05—2020-01-24)
2020 January 25 Rat (2020-01-25—2021-02-11)
2021 February 12 Ox (2021-02-12—2022-01-31)
2022 February 1 Tiger (2022-02-01—2023-01-21)
2023 January 22 Rabbit (2023-01-22—2024-02-09)
2024 February 10 Dragon (2024-02-10—2025-01-28)
2025 January 29 Snake (2025-01-29—2026-02-16)
2026 February 17 Horse (2026-02-17—2027-02-05)
2027 February 6 Goat (2027-02-06—2028-01-25)
2028 January 26 Monkey (2028-01-26—2029-02-12)
2029 February 13 Rooster (2029-02-13—2030-02-02)
2030 February 3 Dog (2030-02-03—2031-01-22)

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