2018 Chinese New Year Questions and Answers

2018 is the year of the Dog. The first day of the 2018 Chinese New Year falls on Friday, February 16, 2018. The Chinese Lantern Festival is on Friday, March 2, 2018. The following are the most frequently asked questions for the Chinese New Year. All these complete Information about Chinese New Year Day, Lunar Calendar, Festival, Parade, Expo, Zodiac, Astrology and Feng Shui are provided by Chinese Fortune Calendar.

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 WuXi. Wu is Earth and Xi is Dog in Chinese Horoscope. Therefore, 2018 is also called Earth Dog Year. From Chinese Five Element theory, Earth is connected to Brown. 2018 is also named as the Brown Dog.

Why 2018 is Called the Year of Dog?

The name comes from Chinese Stem-Branch Calendar. Chinese Fortune Calendar provides the information Chinese New Year 2018.

How Old is the China?

2018 is the Chinese 4715th year in the Chinese Calendar. However, the Chinese Dadiwan civilization is up to 8000 years. The civilization had houses, cooking tools, color pottery, artifacts and agriculture. Archeologists doubt the I-Ching was invested there. Explanation at Chinese New Year 2018

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 Jie-Chi (solar segment) and Stem-Branch system. The animal names are from Stem-Branch system. The detail explanation is at Chinese Lunar Calendar.

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

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 of Chinese New Year Songs 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.

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.

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