By KarmaWeather
January 15, 2017

🎉 Chinese New Year 2018 (CNY 2018) celebrations, marking the beginning of the Spring festival, start on Friday 16 February 2018. The Chinese or Lunar New Year 2018 begins officially on February 16, 2018 and ends on February 4, 2019.

What is Chinese New Year 2018's animal and element of the year? The animal of Chinese New Year 2018 is the Dog, and the Chinese element of the year is Earth.

🐶 read the Chinese horoscope 2018 of the Year of the Earth Dog for all zodiac animals

With the ending of the Year of the Fire Rooster 2017 comes the Chinese New Year 2018 of the Earth Dog. The Dog is the animal of the zodiac this year whose energy is going to be prevalent during 2018, along with Earth, the element of the year.

February 16, 2018 is the first day of the Chinese calendar for this year, as well as the first day of the Month of the Wood Tiger, as well as the end of the Year of the Fire Rooster and the end of the Month of the Water Ox.

Chinese New Year 2018, from Hong Kong to Paris, from Singapore to Malaysia, from Toronto to New York, marks the beginning of the Spring Festival and the beginning of the Year of the Earth Dog. Needless to say that it's the most important day of the year and the start of specific holidays in many Asian countries.

Every year, the Chinese New Year day is an opportunity for all to share their joy with family and friends on this festive occasion, which is punctuated by celebrations, concerts, parades and parties throughout the weekend and the following days, starting on Friday 16th February 2018.

📅 What's my Chinese zodiac sign?

Below you will find out about the holiday and festival dates for Chinese New Year 2018 in several countries in Asia, are well as the official Chinese New Year's dates from 2017 until 2045 and their corresponding animal and element.

Read KarmaWeather's main 2018 Chinese horoscope for the year, with specific predictions for each of the 12 zodiac signs of the Chinese calendar, followed by a detailed 2018 New Year horoscope for the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit (Hare, Cat), the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat (Sheep), the Monkey, the Rooster (Chicken), the Dog and the Pig (Boar).

Happy Chinese New Year 2018!

Holiday dates for Chinese New Year 2018

China

Official holidays for Chinese Lunar Year 2018 in mainland China last for 7 days: from February 15, 2018 until February 21, 2017

Hong Kong

The National 2018 Chinese New Year Holiday in Hong Kong lasts for 3 days: from February 16, 2018 until February 19, 2018

Singapore

The Public Holiday for Chinese New Year 2018 in Singapore lasts for 2 days: from February 16, 2018 until February 17, 2018

Vietnam

The National Holiday for Vietnamese New Year 2018 in Vietnam lasts for 6 days: from February 15, 2018 until February 20, 2018

Thailand

The holiday period for Thai Lunar New Year's day 2018 in Thailand lasts 3 for days: from February 16, 2018 until February 18, 2018

Taiwan

The Public holiday for Lunar New Year 2018 in Taiwan lasts for 6 days: from February 15, 2018 until February 20, 2018

Malaysia

The National Holiday period for Chinese New Year 2018 in Malaysia lasts for 2 days: from February 16, 2018 until February 17, 2018

The Philippines

The Special non-working Holiday for Chinese New Year 2018 in the Philippines lasts for 1 day: February 16, 2018

Official Chinese New Year dates, with their animal and related element, from 2017 to 2045

Chinese New Year 2017
Year of the Fire Rooster: January 28, 2017
Chinese New Year 2018
Year of the Earth Dog: February 16, 2018
Chinese New Year 2019
Year of the Earth Pig: February 5, 2019
Chinese New Year 2020
Year of the Metal Rat: January 25, 2020
Chinese New Year 2021
Year of the Metal Ox: February 12, 2021
Chinese New Year 2022
Year of the Water Tiger: February 1, 2022
Chinese New Year 2023
Year of the Water Rabbit: January 22, 2023
Chinese New Year 2024
Year of the Wood Dragon: February 10, 2024
Chinese New Year 2025
Year of the Wood Snake: January 29, 2025
Chinese New Year 2026
Year of the Fire Horse: February 17, 2026
Chinese New Year 2027
Year of the Fire Goat: February 6, 2027
Chinese New Year 2028
Year of the Earth Monkey: January 26, 2028
Chinese New Year 2029
Year of the Earth Rooster: February 13, 2029
Chinese New Year 2030
Year of the Metal Dog: February 3, 2030
Chinese New Year 2031
Year of the Metal Pig: January 23, 2031
Chinese New Year 2032
Year of the Water Rat: February 11, 2032
Chinese New Year 2033
Year of the Water Ox: January 31, 2033
Chinese New Year 2034
Year of the Wood Tiger: February 19, 2034
Chinese New Year 2035
Year of the Wood Rabbit: February 8, 2035
Chinese New Year 2036
Year of the Fire Dragon: January 28, 2036
Chinese New Year 2037
Year of the Fire Snake: February 15, 2037
Chinese New Year 2038
Year of the Earth Horse: February 4, 2038
Chinese New Year 2039
Year of the Earth Goat: January 24, 2039
Chinese New Year 2040
Year of the Metal Monkey: February 12, 2040
Chinese New Year 2041
Year of the Metal Rooster: February 1, 2041
Chinese New Year 2042
Year of the Water Dog: January 22, 2042
Chinese New Year 2043
Year of the Water Pig: February 10, 2043
Chinese New Year 2044
Year of the Wood Rat: January 30, 2044
Chinese New Year 2045
Year of the Wood Ox: February 17, 2045

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