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Chinese New Year The Chinese New Year Day is the new moon day of the first lunar month, according to Chinese Lunar calendar, The first lunar month is the second lunar month after the lunar month (11th lunar month) contains Winter Solstice, which is around December 23 in Gregorian calendar (western calendar). As a result, Chinese New Year Day might fall in the second half of January or the first half of February.

Chinese calendar combines lunar, solar and color-animal (Stem-Branch) counting systems. The lunar counting system mainly is to count the lunar month. The solar counting system is to count the year and solar month for agriculture activities. The color animal is to count the every single solar day. At the beginning color animal counts only for the day. Later, Five Element scholars applied color animals on Year and Month cycles.

There are 12 animals, which are Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog, Pig, in the counting system. The Chinese calendar needs to assign a unique animal name for each day inside the lunar month. sometimes, Chinese Lunar Calendar needs to add an extra lunar month (Leap Lunar Month) in the cycle to match the speed of the solar cycle. For example, Year 2006, Chinese calendar has two 7th lunar months. A lunar month contains 29 or 30 days. Therefore, Chinese calendar needs 60 different animal names to make every single day unique for the case of leap lunar month.

To make the 60 unique color animal names, Chinese add the name of Five Elements, which are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth, on the top of animal names. Five Elements are connected to colors, which are White, Black, Green, Red and Brown. That's why each Chinese year has a color animal name. The first sign of 60 color animals is the Green Wood Rat, which can be found in 1924 and 1984.

The first day of the animal year is different from the Chinese New Year Day. The animal year starts on the first day of the Tiger month. Tiger month begins from the day when Sun enters ecliptic 315 degree position, which is around February 4 Gregorian calendar. That means the animal month is solar month, not lunar month. This is why many people who born in January or February confuse about their animal sign of birth year. To verify the exact animal sign of birth year goes to use the free online Chinese Astrological Animal Sign page.

Because the Chinese New Year Day is based on the New Moon Day and different time zones might have different new moon days in Gregorian calendar, Chinese New Year Days might fall different days in the USA time zones.

When is the Chinese New Year Day?

The following Chinese New Year Days is calculated based on China time zone, which is east longitude 120 degree time.

YearChinese New Year DayZodiac Color Animal SignFirst Day of Animal Year 
  1900     January, 31 1900   1900 White Metal Rat YearFebruary 4, 1900
  1901     February, 19 1901   1901 White Metal Cow YearFebruary 4, 1901
  1902     February,  8 1902   1902 Black Water Tiger YearFebruary 5, 1902
  1903     January, 29 1903   1903 Black Water Rabbit YearFebruary 5, 1903
  1904     February, 16 1904   1904 Green Wood Dragon YearFebruary 5, 1904
  1905     February,  4 1905   1905 Green Wood Snake YearFebruary 4, 1905
  1906     January, 25 1906   1906 Red Fire Horse YearFebruary 5, 1906
  1907     February, 13 1907   1907 Red Fire Sheep YearFebruary 5, 1907
  1908     February,  2 1908   1908 Brown Earth Monkey YearFebruary 5, 1908
  1909     January, 22 1909   1909 Brown Earth Chicken YearFebruary 4, 1909
  1910     February, 10 1910   1910 White Metal Dog YearFebruary 5, 1910
  1911     January, 30 1911   1911 White Metal Pig YearFebruary 5, 1911
  1912     February, 18 1912   1912 Black Water Rat YearFebruary 5, 1912
  1913     February,  6 1913   1913 Black Water Cow YearFebruary 4, 1913
  1914     January, 26 1914   1914 Green Wood Tiger YearFebruary 4, 1914
  1915     February, 14 1915   1915 Green Wood Rabbit YearFebruary 5, 1915
  1916     February,  4 1916   1916 Red Fire Dragon YearFebruary 5, 1916
  1917     January, 23 1917   1917 Red Fire Snake YearFebruary 4, 1917
  1918     February, 11 1918   1918 Brown Earth Horse YearFebruary 4, 1918
  1919     February,  1 1919   1919 Brown Earth Sheep YearFebruary 5, 1919
  1920     February, 20 1920   1920 White Metal Monkey YearFebruary 5, 1920
  1921     February,  8 1921   1921 White Metal Chicken YearFebruary 4, 1921
  1922     January, 28 1922   1922 Black Water Dog YearFebruary 4, 1922
  1923     February, 16 1923   1923 Black Water Pig YearFebruary 5, 1923
  1924     February,  5 1924   1924 Green Wood Rat YearFebruary 5, 1924
  1925     January, 24 1925   1925 Green Wood Cow YearFebruary 4, 1925
  1926     February, 13 1926   1926 Red Fire Tiger YearFebruary 4, 1926
  1927     February,  2 1927   1927 Red Fire Rabbit YearFebruary 5, 1927
  1928     January, 23 1928   1928 Brown Earth Dragon YearFebruary 5, 1928
  1929     February, 10 1929   1929 Brown Earth Snake YearFebruary 4, 1929
  1930     January, 30 1930   1930 White Metal Horse YearFebruary 4, 1930
  1931     February, 17 1931   1931 White Metal Sheep YearFebruary 5, 1931
  1932     February,  6 1932   1932 Black Water Monkey YearFebruary 5, 1932
  1933     January, 26 1933   1933 Black Water Chicken YearFebruary 4, 1933
  1934     February, 14 1934   1934 Green Wood Dog YearFebruary 4, 1934
  1935     February,  4 1935   1935 Green Wood Pig YearFebruary 5, 1935
  1936     January, 24 1936   1936 Red Fire Rat YearFebruary 5, 1936
  1937     February, 11 1937   1937 Red Fire Cow YearFebruary 4, 1937
  1938     January, 31 1938   1938 Brown Earth Tiger YearFebruary 4, 1938
  1939     February, 19 1939   1939 Brown Earth Rabbit YearFebruary 5, 1939
  1940     February,  8 1940   1940 White Metal Dragon YearFebruary 5, 1940
  1941     January, 27 1941   1941 White Metal Snake YearFebruary 4, 1941
  1942     February, 15 1942   1942 Black Water Horse YearFebruary 4, 1942
  1943     February,  5 1943   1943 Black Water Sheep YearFebruary 5, 1943
  1944     January, 25 1944   1944 Green Wood Monkey YearFebruary 5, 1944
  1945     February, 13 1945   1945 Green Wood Chicken YearFebruary 4, 1945
  1946     February,  2 1946   1946 Red Fire Dog YearFebruary 4, 1946
  1947     January, 22 1947   1947 Red Fire Pig YearFebruary 4, 1947
  1948     February, 10 1948   1948 Brown Earth Rat YearFebruary 5, 1948
  1949     January, 29 1949   1949 Brown Earth Cow YearFebruary 4, 1949
  1950     February, 17 1950   1950 White Metal Tiger YearFebruary 4, 1950
  1951     February,  6 1951   1951 White Metal Rabbit YearFebruary 4, 1951
  1952     January, 27 1952   1952 Black Water Dragon YearFebruary 5, 1952
  1953     February, 14 1953   1953 Black Water Snake YearFebruary 4, 1953
  1954     February,  3 1954   1954 Green Wood Horse YearFebruary 4, 1954
  1955     January, 24 1955   1955 Green Wood Sheep YearFebruary 4, 1955
  1956     February, 12 1956   1956 Red Fire Monkey YearFebruary 5, 1956
  1957     January, 31 1957   1957 Red Fire Chicken YearFebruary 4, 1957
  1958     February, 18 1958   1958 Brown Earth Dog YearFebruary 4, 1958
  1959     February,  8 1959   1959 Brown Earth Pig YearFebruary 4, 1959
  1960     January, 28 1960   1960 White Metal Rat YearFebruary 5, 1960
  1961     February, 15 1961   1961 White Metal Cow YearFebruary 4, 1961
  1962     February,  5 1962   1962 Black Water Tiger YearFebruary 4, 1962
  1963     January, 25 1963   1963 Black Water Rabbit YearFebruary 4, 1963
  1964     February, 13 1964   1964 Green Wood Dragon YearFebruary 5, 1964
  1965     February,  2 1965   1965 Green Wood Snake YearFebruary 4, 1965
  1966     January, 21 1966   1966 Red Fire Horse YearFebruary 4, 1966
  1967     February,  9 1967   1967 Red Fire Sheep YearFebruary 4, 1967
  1968     January, 30 1968   1968 Brown Earth Monkey YearFebruary 5, 1968
  1969     February, 17 1969   1969 Brown Earth Chicken YearFebruary 4, 1969
  1970     February,  6 1970   1970 White Metal Dog YearFebruary 4, 1970
  1971     January, 27 1971   1971 White Metal Pig YearFebruary 4, 1971
  1972     February, 15 1972   1972 Black Water Rat YearFebruary 5, 1972
  1973     February,  3 1973   1973 Black Water Cow YearFebruary 4, 1973
  1974     January, 23 1974   1974 Green Wood Tiger YearFebruary 4, 1974
  1975     February, 11 1975   1975 Green Wood Rabbit YearFebruary 4, 1975
  1976     January, 31 1976   1976 Red Fire Dragon YearFebruary 5, 1976
  1977     February, 18 1977   1977 Red Fire Snake YearFebruary 4, 1977
  1978     February,  7 1978   1978 Brown Earth Horse YearFebruary 4, 1978
  1979     January, 28 1979   1979 Brown Earth Sheep YearFebruary 4, 1979
  1980     February, 16 1980   1980 White Metal Monkey YearFebruary 5, 1980
  1981     February,  5 1981   1981 White Metal Chicken YearFebruary 4, 1981
  1982     January, 25 1982   1982 Black Water Dog YearFebruary 4, 1982
  1983     February, 13 1983   1983 Black Water Pig YearFebruary 4, 1983
  1984     February,  2 1984   1984 Green Wood Rat YearFebruary 4, 1984
  1985     February, 20 1985   1985 Green Wood Cow YearFebruary 4, 1985
  1986     February,  9 1986   1986 Red Fire Tiger YearFebruary 4, 1986
  1987     January, 29 1987   1987 Red Fire Rabbit YearFebruary 4, 1987
  1988     February, 17 1988   1988 Brown Earth Dragon YearFebruary 4, 1988
  1989     February,  6 1989   1989 Brown Earth Snake YearFebruary 4, 1989
  1990     January, 27 1990   1990 White Metal Horse YearFebruary 4, 1990
  1991     February, 15 1991   1991 White Metal Sheep YearFebruary 4, 1991
  1992     February,  4 1992   1992 Black Water Monkey YearFebruary 4, 1992
  1993     January, 23 1993   1993 Black Water Chicken YearFebruary 4, 1993
  1994     February, 10 1994   1994 Green Wood Dog YearFebruary 4, 1994
  1995     January, 31 1995   1995 Green Wood Pig YearFebruary 4, 1995
  1996     February, 19 1996   1996 Red Fire Rat YearFebruary 4, 1996
  1997     February,  7 1997   1997 Red Fire Cow YearFebruary 4, 1997
  1998     January, 28 1998   1998 Brown Earth Tiger YearFebruary 4, 1998
  1999     February, 16 1999   1999 Brown Earth Rabbit YearFebruary 4, 1999
  2000     February,  5 2000   2000 White Metal Dragon YearFebruary 4, 2000
  2001     January, 24 2001   2001 White Metal Snake YearFebruary 4, 2001
  2002     February, 12 2002   2002 Black Water Horse YearFebruary 4, 2002
  2003     February,  1 2003   2003 Black Water Sheep YearFebruary 4, 2003
  2004     January, 22 2004   2004 Green Wood Monkey YearFebruary 4, 2004
  2005     February,  9 2005   2005 Green Wood Chicken YearFebruary 4, 2005
  2006     January, 29 2006   2006 Red Fire Dog YearFebruary 4, 2006
  2007     February, 18 2007   2007 Red Fire Pig YearFebruary 4, 2007
  2008     February,  7 2008   2008 Brown Earth Rat YearFebruary 4, 2008
  2009     January, 26 2009   2009 Brown Earth Cow Year February 4, 2009
  2010     February, 14 2010   2010 White Metal Tiger Year February 4, 2010
  2011     February,  3 2011   2011 White Metal Rabbit YearFebruary 4, 2011
  2012     January, 23 2012   2012 Black Water Dragon YearFebruary 4, 2012
  2013     February, 10 2013   2013 Black Water Snake YearFebruary 4, 2013
  2014     January, 31 2014   2014 Green Wood Horse YearFebruary 4, 2014
  2015     February, 19 2015   2015 Green Wood Sheep YearFebruary 4, 2015
  2016     February,  8 2016   2016 Red Fire Monkey YearFebruary 4, 2016
  2017     January, 28 2017   2017 Red Fire Chicken YearFebruary 3, 2017
  2018     February, 16 2018   2018 Brown Earth Dog YearFebruary 4, 2018
  2019     February,  5 2019   2019 Brown Earth Pig YearFebruary 4, 2019
  2020     January, 25 2020   2020 White Metal Rat YearFebruary 4, 2020

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