📅 Chinese New Year 2019 - Animal, Holidays, Calendar, Dates, Lunar New Year 2019 horoscope for the 12 Chinese zodiac signs

When is Chinese New Year 2019?

Lunar New Year 2019 celebrations, which mark the beginning of the Golden Week and the Spring festival, start on Tuesday 5 February 2019

Chinese New Year 2019 (cny 2019) officially begins on February 5, 2019 and ends on January 24, 2020.

📅 What is my Chinese zodiac sign?

Below, find out the holiday and festival dates for Chinese New Year 2019 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, 2017, 2018, 2019 until 2045 with their corresponding animal and element. Finally, you can read China's New Year calendar for 2019 which highlights important holidays and festivals in Asia during the Year of the Pig 2019. Happy Chinese New Year 2019!

➔ Chinese horoscope 2019

What is Chinese New Year 2019's animal sign and element?

Chinese New Year 2019, which marks the beginning of the Year of the Earth Pig, follows the ending of the Year of the Earth Dog 2018. The Pig (Boar) is the animal of Chinese New Year 2019. His energy is going to be prevalent during the year, along with Earth, which is the element of the year in 2019.

February 5, 2019 is the first day of the Chinese New Year calendar for 2019, as well as the first day of the Month of the Fire Tiger. It also marks the end of the Year of the Earth Dog and the end of the Month of the Wood Ox.

Spring festival and Chinese Golden Week 2019

Chinese New Year 2019, 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 in the Chinese zodiac cycle. 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 2019, 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 Tuesday February 5th, 2019 and usually lasting all over the week-end and sometimes much longer, depending on the countries.

Chinese Golden Week 2019, which starts with New Year and lasts until February 10, 2019 is a National holiday in China, during which people travel from afar to reunite with their family and celebrate Lunar New Year together.

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Chinese New Year 2019 - Date, holidays and celebrations

Lunar New Year celebrations in Asia

Country Lunar New
Year's day
Duration
(days)
Holiday
🇨🇳 China Feb. 4, 2019 3 National
🇭🇰 Hong Kong Feb. 5, 2019 3 National
🇸🇬 Singapore Feb. 5, 2019 2 Public
🇻🇳 Vietnam Feb. 4, 2019 6 Public
🇹🇭 Thailand Feb. 5, 2019 3 Regional
🇹🇼 Taiwan Feb. 5, 2019 5 National
🇲🇾 Malaysia Feb. 5, 2019 2 National
🇵🇭 Philippines Feb. 5, 2019 1 Non-working

Read KarmaWeather's main 2019 Chinese horoscope for the year, with specific predictions for each of the 12 zodiac signs of the Chinese calendar from Chinese News Year 2019 onwards, followed by a detailed 2019 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 from 2017, 2018, 2019 to 2045

Chinese New Year calendar dates, Chinese New Year animals and elements

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

2019 Official holiday dates in China and Asian festivals

Date Festival Status Description
January 1, 2019 New Year's Day National holiday January 1, 2019 is the start of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. It’s a national holiday in China.
February 4, 2019 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 5, 2019 Chinese New Year's Day National holiday The first day of the Year of the Earth Pig 2019. Chinese New Year’s day marks the beginning of the Spring Festival in China.
February 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2019 Spring Festival Golden Week holiday National holiday The Golden Week is a 7 days national holiday in China.
February 19, 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, 2019 International Women's Day Observance International Women’s Day commemorates the movement for women's rights.
March 12, 2019 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 8, 2019 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, 2019 Spring equinox
April 5, 2019 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, 2019 Labour Day National holiday International Workers’ Day.
May 4, 2019 Youth Day Observance Celebration Day for young people from age 14 to 28.
June 1, 2019 Children's Day Observance Celebration Day for children under the age of 14.
June 7, 2019 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, 2019 Summer Solstice
Jul 11, 2019 China National Maritime Day Observance China Maritime Day marks the anniversary of the travels of navigator Zheng He during the Ming Dynasty.
August 1, 2019 Army Day Observance Specific celebration for military personnel in active duty.
August 7, 2019 Double Seven Festival Observance Also called the Chinese Valentine’s Day, according to the Chinese calendar.
August 15, 2019 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, 2019 Teachers' Day Observance Teacher’s Day in China is celebrated on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
September 23, 2019 Autumn equinox
September 13, 2019 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, 2019 National Day National holiday National Day in mainland China.
October 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2019 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 7, 2019 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 22, 2019 Winter Solstice
December 25, 2019 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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