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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. 2020 is a Year of the Rat according to Chinese zodiac. In 2021, Chinese New Year will fall on Friday, February 12.
As a public holiday, Chinese people will get 7 days off from work from January 24 – 30 in 2020.
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 (January 24 – January 30, 2020).
|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|
|2020 Date||Jan. 24||Jan. 25||Jan. 26||Jan. 27||Jan. 28||Jan. 29||Jan. 30|
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 17, 2020).
Traditionally the end of the Spring Festival (the Chinese New Year holiday) is the Lantern Festival — Chinese month 1 day 15 (February 8, 2020).
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:
|Year||Chinese New Year Date||Day of the week||Zodiac Animal|