When is the 2018 Chinese New Year Day?
2018 Chinese New Year of the Dog is on February 16, 2018, Friday. The Lantern Festival of Chinese New Year is on March 2, 2018, Friday.
What is the Name of Chinese Year 2018?
The Chinese calendar name of 2018 is
Why 2018 is Called the Year of Dog?
The name comes from Chinese
How Old is the China?
2018 is the Chinese 4715th year in the Chinese Calendar. However, the Chinese Dadiwan civilization
How does the Chinese Calendar Work?
Chinese Calendar is a calendar combining Solar, Lunar and Stem-Branch
cycles. Chinese New Year uses the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. Chinese Astrology Year uses the
Where are Chinese Zodiac and Horoscope Chinese New Year Prediction for 2018?
Why does sometimes Chinese New Year Day arrive late?
That is because the lunar leap month (Intercalary Month) has appeared in the previous year. In order to match up the cycle of the sun, Chinese lunar calendar has to add 7 additional lunar months every 19 years. For example, The 2009 Chinese New Year Day was on January 26, 2009. Chinese New Year of 2010 is February 14, 2010. It comes about 20 days late. This is because there were 13 lunar months in 2009 Chinese Lunar Calendar. The extra lunar month (Leap Month) pushed down the Chinese New Year Day about three weeks. More Information is at Leap Month of 2009.
Why is sometimes Chinese New Year's Day in USA different?
Chinese New Year Day is the first lunar day of the first lunar month, which is the Tiger Month. The first lunar day is the new moon day. The new moon time determines the new moon day. China time zone and USA time zones have 13-16 hours difference. Therefore, there are more than 50% chance that China and USA have different new moon days. For example, the Chinese New Year Day of 2011 in USA time zones should be on February 2, 2011. Detail is at Chinese New Year 2011. Another good example is the comparison of 2018 Lunar Months between China time and US Pacific Standard time at 2018 Chinese Lunar Calendar Months page.
The correct new moon time in your city/time zone can be found in the weather section of local newspapers. Internet provides the current moon phase at Moon Phase for Universal Time. You can select USA city/time zone to find the new moon day from Moon Phase Calendar for USA from almanac.com
How do Chinese Celebrate Chinese New Year?
Most Chinese families spend at least 3 weeks to prepare Chinese New Year Day. There are many related Chinese traditional culture activities before Chinese New Year Day. If you want to know about Chinese New Year food, religion culture, Gong Xi Fat Choi, fireworks, firecracker, lion dance, dragon dance, music, red envelopes, Jade Emperor, Human Day, Tang-Yuan, Nian-Gao, Fa-Gao, story of Nian, God of Door, God of Land, God of Stove, God of Wealth, Legendary Hell, animal sacrifices and the Lantern Festival, then you must read the followings
- 15-Day Chinese New Year Festival
- Chinese Lantern Festival
- Chinese New Year Festivals Before and After
When and Where are Chinese New Year Festivals and Parades in US?
The China town of big cities or Chinese communities will hold the Chinese Lunar Year festivals or parades every year. The date and location usually will be announced in the early of the new year.
Where is the Feng Shui Guidance for 2018?
Feng Shui guides people the approach to empower their energy, potential and fortune. It advises people to reach the wisdom, love, health and power. Some Chinese follow the yearly locations of Feng Shui Flying Stars to re-arrange their furniture and change the bedroom and living room decoration each year. In this way, they believe they can stay away the money loss, danger and accident.
What's Popular Chinese New Year Songs and Music?
You probanly can find them from youtube today. The following MP3 music at www.chinesenewyearday.com/ChineseNewYearSongs.htm can be heard on the street, department stores, radio and TV programs during Chinese New Year period. Without those music, Chinese don't feel Chinese New Year around.
Where Can I Watch Lion Dance and Dragon Dance?
If you can find Lion Dancing or Dragon Dancing performances in the Chinese New Year Parade or Expo, then watch the video from Internet.
- World Lion Dance Championship Video
- International Dragon Dance at Vietnam
- China Macau's Dragon Dance Video
- China Team
When is Chinese New Year Day for Coming Years?
Chinese New Year Day is different from different time zones. Usually, people use the dates from China time zone.
- List Chinese New Year Dates and Zodiac Names
- Chinese New Year Dates in China/USA time zones
- Chinese New Year Dates in US Pacific time zone
Chinese New Year and Calendar Articles
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- Chinese New Year Date Difference in US Time Zones
- Chinese New Year Dates - US Pacific Time Zone
- Query Chinese New Year Day for 24 Time Zones
- Chinese New Year's Eve and Before New Year
- Chinese New Year Day to Lantern Festival
- Chinese Lantern Festival
- Chinese New Year Festival Calendar
- Find Date of Chinese Festivals and Holidays
- New Year Feng Shui House Guide