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Chinese New Year 2024: Stone Day is Monday, February 19, 2024

The Chinese New Year Stone Vacation Day

2024 is the 4721rd Chinese year. 2024 Chinese New Year Day is on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Chinese New Year Day is a new moon day, which is the first lunar day. The 10th lunar day of the first lunar month is Monday, February 19, 2024. This date is called the Stone Day or Food Day.

The pronunciation of "Ten" is same to "Stone" in Chinese. The 10th lunar day is called the Stone Day. Ancient China was an agriculture society. Chinese believe and respect the spirits of the Stones. Chinese show their appreciations to the millstone, grindstone, stone mortar and stone pestle helping people to prepare foods in the past years. They think all the stone equipments should take a day off on the Stone Day. That means Chinese families don't cook new foods on the 10th lunar day. This is the Stone Vacation Day.

The ninth day of Chinese New Year festival is the birthday of the King of Heaven. Chinese families prepare lots of food for the celebration.

On the next day of the Jade Emperor's birthday, there are many foods left from the birthday's ceremony. People have to take care all the vegetable, animal scarifies, cakes and fruit on the 10th lunar day of the year. This is an extended feasting of the Jade Emperor's birthday. Therefore, the 10th lunar day is also called the Food Day or the Eating Day.

Chinese New Year Day - Coming Years

2025 Chinese New Year is on Wednesday, January 29, 2025. 2025 is the Green Snake year.
2026 Chinese New Year is on Tuesday, February 17, 2026. 2026 is the Red Horse year.
2027 Chinese New Year is on Saturday, February 6, 2027. 2027 is the Red Sheep year.
2028 Chinese New Year is on Wednesday, January 26, 2028. 2028 is the Brown Monkey year.
2029 Chinese New Year is on Tuesday, February 13, 2029. 2029 is the Brown Chicken year.

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