Here are a few of the most interesting Chinese New Year statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.
When is Chinese New Year 2019?
Tuesday, February 9, 2019
Chinese New Year is also called Spring Festival and/or Luna New Year.
Chinese New Year / Spring Festival lasts 15 days.
China’s 2019 Spring Festival public holiday:
February 4-10, 2019
2019 is the ‘Year of the Pig’
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How is the beginning of the new year chosen?
The new year begins with the new moon that appears between January 21 and February 20th each year.
According to legend, Chinese New Year began with villagers trying to scare off a monster, called Nian, with firecrackers and the color red.
Chinese New Year launches the biggest human migration in the world each year.
Those who celebrate Chinese New Year are not allowed to shower on New Year’s Day and ‘wash away the good luck.’