Top Countries and Territories Celebrating Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year


Chinese New Year 2017 is on Saturday, January 28th

Traditional Chinese holidays are mainly based on the Lunar Calendar, in which Chinese New Year is the most important celebration. Chinese New Year celebrating activities are held for more than two weeks, lasting from Chinese New Year’s Eve (the last day of the twelfth of the ChineseĀ  lunar calendar) to the Lantern Festival (on the 15th day of the first month of Chinese lunar calendar). This CNY holiday is also know as Spring Holiday.

Top ten countries that CNY is grandly celebrated

  1. Mainland China
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Macau
  4. Taiwan
  5. Singapore
  6. Thailand
  7. Indonesia
  8. Malaysia
  9. Mauritius
  10. Philippines

Chinese New Year Calendar

The dates of the western (Gregorian) calendar for Chinese New Years change every year as listed below:

Western Year Date of CNY Symbol Animal
2017 January 28 Rooster
2016 February 8 Monkey
2015 February 19 Goat
2014 January 31 Horse
2013 February 10 Snake
2012 January 23 Dragon
2016 February 8 Monkey
2010 February 14 Tiger
2009 January 26 Ox
2008 February 7 Rat
2007 February 18 Boar (pig)
2006 January 29 Dog
2005 February 9 Rooster
2004 January 22 Monkey
2003 February 1 Goat
2002 February 12 Horse
2001 January 24 Snake
2000 February 5 Dragon
1999 February 16 Rabbit
1998 January 28 Tiger
1997 February 7 Ox