Chinese New Year Statistics, History and Facts (2021)



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.

Chinese New Year Facts, History and Stats

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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.’


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These Chinese New Year stats are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.