Chinese New Year 2024- Year of the Dragon

Written by Sally Guo Updated Jun. 2, 2023

Chinese New Year 2024 starts on Saturday, February 10th, 2024, and ends on January 28th, 2025. It is the Year of the Dragon

The Chinese people will have a 7-day holiday from Feb. 9th to Feb. 15th. 

Chinese New Year 2024 Animal Sign: Dragon

2024 is the year of the Dragon. It is the year of the Wood Dragon. The dragon symbolizes strength, power, and prosperity in China culture. The combination of the dragon and "wood" element means 2024 will be a year of prosperity. 

Chinese New Year 2024 dragon

Chinese New Year Dates in 2024,  2025, 2026...

Here are the Chinese New Year dates and the Chinese New Year public holiday from 2024.. to 2043. You can also find the Chinese zodiac signs for each year.

Year Chinese New Year Date Chinese New Year Holiday Chinese Zodiac Sign
2023 Jan. 22 (Sunday) Jan. 21-27 Rabbit
2024 Feb. 10 (Saturday) Feb. 9-15 Dragon
2025 Jan. 29 (Wednesday) Jan. 28 to Feb. 3 Snake
2026 Feb. 17 (Tuesday) Feb. 16-22 Horse
2027 Feb. 6 (Saturday) Feb. 5-11 Goat
2028 Jan. 26 (Wednesday) Jan. 25-31 Monkey
2029 Feb. 13 (Tuesday) Feb. 12-18 Rooster
2030 Feb. 3 (Sunday) Feb. 2-8 Dog
2031 Jan. 23 (Thursday) Jan. 22-28 Pig
2032 Feb. 11 (Wednesday) Feb. 10-16 Rat
2033 Jan. 31 (Monday) Jan. 30 to Feb 5 Ox
2034 Feb. 19 (Sunday) Feb. 18-24 Tiger
2035 Feb. 8 (Thursday) Feb. 7-13 Rabbit
2036 Jan. 28 (Monday) Jan. 27 to Feb. 2 Dragon
2037 Feb. 15 (Sunday) Feb. 14-20 Snake
2038 Feb. 4 (Thursday) Feb. 3-9 Horse
2039 Jan. 24 (Monday) Jan. 23-29 Goat
2040 Feb. 12 (Sunday) Feb. 11-17 Monkey
2041 Feb. 1 (Friday) Jan. 31 to Feb. 6 Rooster
2042 Jan. 22 (Wednesday) Jan. 21-27 Dog
2043 Feb. 10 (Tuesday) Feb. 9-15 Pig

Chinese New Year Public Holiday 2024

Officially, Chinese people will have a 7-day holiday from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the sixth day of the lunar new year. 

In 2024, the New Year public holiday is from Feb. 9th to Feb. 15th.  

Some companies may extend the holiday up to 16 days.

During the Chinese New Year holiday, office buildings are closed. Shops may close for 1 to 3 days usually from New Year's Eve to the 3rd day.  

 Popular attractions and temples are always crowded. Usually, everything should get back to normal after the sixth day of the first lunar month.

Chinese New Year Holiday
Chinese New Year Holiday

How Long Is the Chinese New Year 2024 Last?

The Chinese New Year 2024 starts on February 10th, 2024, and ends on January 28th, 2025.  the Chinese New Year will last for 16 days from Feb.9 to Feb. 24.  

Traditionally, celebrations of the Chinese New Year last 16 days from Chinese New Year’s eve to the Lantern Festival.

Read Chinese New Year Celebrations to learn how Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year day by day. 

Why Do Chinese New Year Dates Change Every Year?

Chinese New Year date is different every year. It usually takes place in late January to Early February.  

The festival date is based on the Chinese lunar calendar

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, there are big years and small years. In big years, there can be up to 384 days, but in small years, there can be only 355 days.

During the big years, the Chinese New Year date moves to Early February, but during the small years, it goes back to late January.

Chinese New Year 2024 around the World

Lunar New Year

The lunar new year is not only celebrated in China but by Chinese communities and people of Chinese descent all around the world such as in the US, UK, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore....

Take the US for example,  major cities like New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago will host vibrant parades and cultural events.

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