Chinese New Year 2024: Lunar New Year's Dates/Animal Sign (The Year of The Dragon)/Holiday

Written by Matteo Updated Feb. 2, 2024

Chinese New Year is an important traditional festival in China. The beginning of the New Year was uncertain during the Shang and Xia dynasty. However, starting from the Shang dynasty, the emperor designated the first day of the lunar calendar as the New Year. In 1941, Yuan Shikai, a president in modern Chinese history, changed the term Lunar New Year to Spring Festival when people began receiving a holiday for the Chinese New Year celebration.

When is Chinese New Year 2024

The dates of Chinese New Year are different every year. Chinese New Year 2024 starts on Saturday, February 10th, 2024, and ends on February 18th, 2025. It is the Year of the Dragon.

Meanwhile, The Chinese people will have an 8-day holiday from Feb. 10th to Feb. 17th.

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
2024 Feb.10 (Saturday) Feb. 10-17 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 8-day holiday from spring festival to the seventh day of the lunar new year.

In 2024, the New Year public holiday is from Feb. 10th to Feb. 17th.

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

Chinese New Year 2024 Animal: 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 propensity.

Chinese New Year 2024

How Long Is the Chinese New Year 2024 Last?

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

Traditionally, celebrations of the Chinese New Year last from Chinese New Year's Eve to the Lantern Festival. The celebration activities are different every day, but all of them are aimed at welcoming the upcoming new year.

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

Chinese New Year 2025-the Year of the Snake

Chinese New Year 2025, also known as the Year of the Snake, will be celebrated on January 28th. People are going to obtain 7-day holiday from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.

The snake is a symbol of intelligence, wisdom and charm. The other years of the snake include 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2037, 2049, 2061....People who were born in these years are enthusiastic and outgoing, but they cannot make a decision when facing different options.

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