Chinese New Year Facts, History and Stats (2020) | By the Numbers



Chinese New Year Facts, History and Stats

Here are all the Chinese New Year facts, stats and history I was able to uncover including dates, history, traditions and more...

Chinese New Year Facts, History and Stats

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Chinese New Year Facts, History and Stats

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'


Zodiac animal for 2020:

Rat


Zodiac animal for 2021:

Ox


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.'