📅 When is Chinese New Year 2018? Chinese New Year 2018's celebrations, marking the beginning of the Spring festival, start on Friday 16 February 2018

Chinese New Year 2018's official dates

Chinese New Year 2018 officially begins on February 16, 2018 and ends on February 4, 2019.

What is the animal Sign for Chinese New Year 2018? What is the element of 2018?

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

The Chinese New Year calendar below displays the time, date, holidays, animal sign and element of the Chinese calendar from 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 until 2045.

📅 What's my Chinese zodiac sign?

Chinese New Year 2018, which marks the beginning of the Year of the Earth Dog 2018, follows the ending of the Year of the Fire Rooster 2017. The Dog is the animal of Chinese New Year 2018 whose energy is going to be prevalent during the year, along with Earth, which is the element of the year.

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

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Chinese New Year 2018, from Hong Kong to Paris, from Singapore to Malaysia, from Toronto to New York, from Montreal to Buenos Aires, is synonymous with the start of the Spring Festival and the beginning of a new cycle among the Chinese zodiac cycle with 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 and celebrations in many Asian countries.

In 2018, as it is customary very year, Chinese New Year's day is an opportunity for all to share their joy with their family and friends on this festive occasion, which is punctuated by numerous celebrations, concerts, parades and parties throughout the weekend and the following days, starting on Friday 16th February 2018 and usually lasting all over the week-end and sometimes much longer, depending on the countries.

Below, find out the holiday and festival dates for Chinese New Year 2018 in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Philippines. Further down this page you will find the official Chinese New Year's dates from 2017 until 2045 with their corresponding animal and element. Finally, you can discover China's New Year calendar for 2018 which highlights important holidays and festivals in Asia during the Year of the Dog 2018. Happy Chinese New Year 2018!

➔ Chinese horoscope 2018 for the 12 Chinese zodiac animals

By KarmaWeather - January 15, 2017, updated on Jan. 29, 2018 © KarmaWeather by Konbi

Chinese New Year 2018 Parade San Francisco

On Saturday, February 24, 2018, the Chinese New Year 2018 parade of San Fransisco is taking place from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. The Lunar New Year 2018 parade begins on Market, goes up Geary, then goes on down Post and finally ends on Kearny at Columbus.

The Chinese New Year 2018 Parade of San Fransisco is a once in a lifetime event. One of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia, which origins can be traced to the 1860s when the Chinese community of San Fransisco decided to celebrate Chinese New Year as a means to get people discover and learn more about their culture.

Firecrackers, beating drums and gongs, colorful floats, dancing lions, a 100 men and women’s team of martial arts experts carrying the 200 feet long Golden Dragon, but also the 2018 Miss Chinatown U.S.A. and her followers dressed in intricate costumes, you can expect to be blown away by the magnificent Chinese New Year 2018 parade of the Year of the Earth Dog.

Find out more details about the Chinese New Year 2018 Parade and the community and cultural events planned for Chinese New Year 2018 in San Fransisco by clicking here.

Lunar New Year Celebrations in Sydney

When? Friday, 16 February 2018, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Where? Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens in Nurragingy Reserve
Full Program available here.

Chinese New Year Night in Sydney

When? Friday, 16 February 2018, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Where? Sydney Fish Market
Full Program available here.

Chinese New Year 2018 - Holidays

How long is the celebration of Chinese New Year?
Country Date Duration Holiday Status
🇨🇳 China Feb 15, 2018 7 days Chinese New Year 2018 National holiday
🇭🇰 Hong Kong Feb 16, 2018 3 days Chinese New Year 2018 National holiday
🇸🇬 Singapore Feb 16, 2018 2 days Chinese New Year 2018 Public holiday
🇻🇳 Vietnam Feb 15, 2018 6 days Tet New Year Public holiday
🇹🇭 Thailand Feb 16, 2018 3 days Thai Lunar New Year 2018 Regional holiday
🇹🇼 Taiwan Feb 15, 2018 6 days Chinese New Year 2018 National holiday
🇲🇾 Malaysia Feb 15, 2018 2 days Chinese New Year 2018 National holiday
🇵🇭 The Philippines Feb 16, 2018 1 day Chinese New Year 2018 Non-working holiday

Read KarmaWeather's main 2018 Chinese horoscope for the year, with specific predictions for each of the 12 zodiac signs of the Chinese calendar from Chinese News Year 2018 onwards, 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).

Chinese New Year calendar - Official Dates for Chinese New Year from 2017 to 2045

Chinese New Year calendar dates, Chinese zodiac animal and element of the year

Chinese New Year Chinese New Year's Day Animal Element Polarity
2017 January 28, 2017 🐔 Rooster 🔥 Fire Yin
2018 February 16, 2018 🐶 Dog 🗿 Earth Yang
2019 February 5, 2019 🐷 Pig 🗿 Earth Yin
2020 January 25, 2020 🐭 Rat 🛠 Metal Yang
2021 February 12, 2021 🐮 Ox 🛠 Metal Yin
2022 February 1, 2022 🐯 Tiger 💧 Water Yang
2023 January 22, 2023 🐰 Rabbit 💧 Water Yin
2024 February 10, 2024 🐲 Dragon 🌳 Wood Yang
2025 January 29, 2025 🐍 Snake 🌳 Wood Yin
2026 February 17, 2026 🐴 Horse 🔥 Fire Yang
2027 February 6, 2027 🐐 Goat 🔥 Fire Yin
2028 January 26, 2028 🐵 Monkey 🗿 Earth Yang
2029 February 13, 2029 🐔 Rooster 🗿 Earth Yin
2030 February 3, 2030 🐶 Dog 🛠 Metal Yang
2031 January 23, 2031 🐷 Pig 🛠 Metal Yin
2032 February 11, 2032 🐭 Rat 💧 Water Yang
2033 January 31, 2033 🐮 Ox 💧 Water Yin
2034 February 19, 2034 🐯 Tiger 🌳 Wood Yang
2035 February 8, 2035 🐰 Rabbit 🌳 Wood Yin
2036 January 28, 2036 🐲 Dragon 🔥 Fire Yang
2037 February 15, 2037 🐍 Snake 🔥 Fire Yin
2038 February 4, 2038 🐴 Horse 🗿 Earth Yang
2039 January 24, 2039 🐐 Goat 🗿 Earth Yin
2040 February 12, 2040 🐵 Monkey 🛠 Metal Yang
2041 February 1, 2041 🐔 Rooster 🛠 Metal Yin
2042 January 22, 2042 🐶 Dog 💧 Water Yang
2043 February 10, 2043 🐷 Pig 💧 Water Yin
2044 January 30, 2044 🐭 Rat 🌳 Wood Yang
2045 February 17, 2045 🐮 Ox 🌳 Wood Yin

2018 Official holiday dates in China and traditional Asian festivals

Date Festival Status Description
January 1, 2018 New Year's Day National holiday January 1, 2018 is the start of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. It’s a national holiday in China.
February 15, 2018 Spring Festival Eve National holiday On Chinese New Year’s Eve, family and friends gather and celebrate together during Spring Festival’s Eve dinner.
February 16, 2018 Chinese New Year's Day National holiday The first day of the Year of the Earth Dog 2018. Chinese New Year’s day marks the beginning of the Spring Festival in China.
February 17, 2018 Spring Festival Golden Week holiday National holiday The Golden Week is a 7 days national holiday in China.
March 2, 2018 Lantern Festival Observance The Lantern Festival traditionally marks the end of Chinese New year celebrations, on the fifteenth day following Chinese New Year’s day.
March 8, 2018 International Women's Day Observance International Women’s Day commemorates the movement for women's rights.
March 12, 2018 Arbor Day Observance Also known as the National Tree Planting Day, it’s a day of awareness and concrete action for the welfare of the planet.
March 18, 2018 Zhonghe Festival Observance Also called the Blue Dragon Festival, it’s celebrated on the first day of the second month of the Chinese calendar. Traditionally, the Dragon brings rain and good harvest.
March 20, 2018 Spring equinox
April 5, 2018 QingMing Festival National holiday Also called Tomb-Sweeping Day, Chinese Memorial Day or Ancestors’ Day, it’s celebrated fifteen days after the Spring Equinox. On this day, people pray for the deceased members of their family.
May 1, 2018 Labour Day National holiday International Workers’ Day.
May 4, 2018 Youth Day Observance Celebration Day for young people from age 14 to 28.
June 1, 2018 Children's Day Observance Celebration Day for children under the age of 14.
June 18, 2018 Duanwu Festival National holiday Also known as the Dragon Boat Festival, it’s held on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar, just before the Summer solstice. Racing dragon boats is one of the many activities held during that day.
June 21, 2018 Summer Solstice
Jul 11, 2018 China National Maritime Day Observance China Maritime Day marks the anniversary of the travels of navigator Zheng He during the Ming Dynasty.
August 1, 2018 Army Day Observance Specific celebration for military personnel in active duty.
August 17, 2018 Double Seven Festival Observance Also called the Chinese Valentine’s Day, according to the Chinese calendar.
August 25, 2018 Spirit Festival Observance The Spirit Festival or Ghost Day is traditionally celebrated on the fifteenth night of the seventh month of the Chinese calendar. It’s a traditional Buddhist and Taoist festival during which families pay homage to their deceased ancestors. Lotus-shaped lanterns are set on rivers to help guide the soul of forgotten souls towards the afterlife.
September 10, 2018 Teachers' Day Observance Teacher’s Day in China is celebrated on Sunday, September 10, 2018.
September 23, 2018 Autumn equinox
September 24, 2018 Mid-Autumn Festival National holiday Also called the Moon Festival, the festival is held on the fifteenth day of the eight month of the Chinese lunar calendar, during full moon time at night. Traditional mooncakes (lotus bean-filled cakes) and Rabbit-shaped cakes (the Rabbit is the zodiac animal associated with the moon) are eaten on this day. Mid-Autumn Festival is also a period of choice to celebrate weddings in China.
October 1, 2018 National Day National holiday National Day in mainland China.
October 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2018 Golden Week holiday National holiday The Golden Week is a recent national holiday period of 7 days, implemented by the Chinese government since 2000.
October 17, 2018 Double Nine Festival Observance ChongYang Festival is held on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese calendar. As 9 is associated to Yang, it’s also called the Double Yang Festival. It’s appropriate to visit elders and pay tribute to ancestors on this day.
December 21, 2018 Winter Solstice
December 25, 2018 Christmas Day Observance Christmas Day is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It’s the most important date for Christians all over the world, during which families gather for a feast and children are given special gifts.
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