Celebration Dates of Chinese New Year 2016: Feb.7, 2016 (Chinese New Year's Eve) to Feb.22nd, 2016 (Lantern Festival). This year, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Monday February 8th, being the start of the Year of the Monkey, which ends on January 28th , 2017 according to the Chinese lunar calendar.
2016 is the year of the Monkey in the Chinese zodiac. Monkey years: …1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028… If you were born in a year listed, then you are a Monkey. Let’s see the forecasts for Monkeys in 2016, find out what type of Monkey you are,, and get to know the most famous Monkey — Monkey King!
Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year, is the most important traditional festival in China. It begins on the first day of the first lunar month (usually in late January or early February) and ends on the 15th day of the first lunar month (Lantern Festival).
Chinese New Year is a time for families to be together. Celebrations include having annual reunion dinner on Chinese New Year's Eve, setting firecrackers, giving lucky money to children, ringing the New Year bell, sending Chinese New Year greetings, dragon and lion dancing, and Niu Yangge (traditional dance in northern China).