What Day Is the Chinese New Year?


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Chinese New Year falls on the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar, which occurs sometime between late January and February. The use of the lunar calendar means Chinese New Year falls on a different day each year.

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In 2014, Chinese New Year was on January 31. The Chinese New Year Festival, also known as Chinese Spring Festival, lasts for several weeks. It is usually celebrated from the 23rd day of the final month of the year until the 15th of the first month. The festival has been celebrated in China for more than 4,000 years. The Chinese consider New Year to be one of the most important holidays of the year.

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