📅 When is Chinese New Year 2018? Chinese New Year 2018's day celebrations, marking the beginning of the Spring festival, start on Friday 16 February 2018
Chinese New Year 2018 official dates
Chinese or Lunar New Year 2018 officially begins on February 16, 2018 and ends on February 4, 2019.
What is the animal for Chinese New Year 2018? What is the element of 2018?
Our Chinese New Year calendar below are the time, date, holidays, animal sign and element of the Chinese calendar from 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 to 2045.
With the ending of the Year of the Fire Rooster comes the Chinese New Year 2018 of the Earth Dog. 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.
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.
Every year, the 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!
|🇨🇳||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).
By Karma Weather - January 15, 2017
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|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|
|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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