February 8, 2016 is the 2016 Chinese New Year Day. It's the 4713th Chinese New Year. According to the Chinese Zodiac Calendar, 2016 is the Red Fire Monkey year.
Chinese New Year's Day is determined by the Chinese Lunar Calendar. It's the second new moon day after Winter Solstice, which is around December 23rd. Therefore, the Chinese New Year Day will fall between January 21 and February 20.
December is the Rat month in the Chinese Zodiac calendar. January is the Cow month. February is the Tiger month. The first day of the Chinese zodiac month is the date of Start of Spring, which is around February 4 each year. This date is different from the Chinese New Year Day.
Chinese families Chinese New Year Festival beginning from December. They celebrate Chinese New Year Festival for 15 days until Chinese Lantern Festival. The following the the 2016 Chinese New Year Festival Calendar including the Chinese New Year parades in USA.