Chinese New Year 2019: Dates and Calendar

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Chinese New Year 2019 will fall on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, and celebrations will continue from New Year's Eve for 16 days in total. 2019 is a Year of the Pig according to Chinese zodiac.

As a public holiday, Chinese people will get 7 days off from work from February 4 – 10 in 2019.

How Long Is the Chinese New Year Holiday?

The Official Holiday — 7 Days

The standard public holiday for (Mainland) Chinese is the 7 days from Chinese New Year's Eve to day 6 of the lunar calendar new year (February 4 – February 10, 2019).

Chinese New Year Dates and Holiday Calendar in 2019

Chinese Calendar Date New Year's Eve New Year's Day Month 1 Day 2 Month 1 Day 3 Month 1 Day 4 Month 1 Day 5 Month 1 Day 6
2019 Date Feb. 4 Feb. 5 Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 10
Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Chinese New Year Chinese New Year is China's top family relaxation time.

The Traditional Holiday Period — 23 days

Traditionally New Year activities started as early as three weeks before Chinese New Year's Eve, but a week before was more usual. Traditional (mostly rural) folk start cleaning their houses from the 23rd of the twelfth lunar month (January 28, 2019).

Traditionally the end of the Spring Festival (the Chinese New Year holiday) is the Lantern Festival — Chinese month 1 day 15 (February 19, 2019). 

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. The two most important days of Chinese New Year are:

  • Chinese New Year's Eve: the day of family reunions
    On a Chinese calendar: 除夕 Chúxī /choo-sshee/ 'getting-rid-of evening'
  • Chinese New Year's Day: the day of (close) family visits and New Year greetings
    On a Chinese calendar: 初一 Chūyī /choo-ee/ 'first 1'
Find out Chinese New Year dates with our Chinese calendar calculator.

Chinese New Year Dates: 1930–2030

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

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