Chinese Lunar New Year is an important festival in many areas of Asia where there are Chinese people. The festival is also an important festival in New Zealand, a country with large Chinese and Asian communities. In New Zealand, the festival is not an official public holiday, but it has gradually gained attention. The Chinese new year 2023 will be starting on 22 January. Similarly, The Chinese new year 2024 will be starting on 10 February.
|2022||February 1||Tuesday||lunar New Year 2022/Spring Festival|
|2023||January 22||on Sunday||lunar New Year/Spring Festival|
|2024||February 10||on Saturday||lunar New Year/Chinese new year 2024|
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Lunar New Year is usually the end of January
The date of the Lunar New Year is usually the end of January or the beginning of February. It is also called the Spring Festival according to the time limit of the season in the northern hemisphere. In Australia, the Chinese New Year Spring Festival is located from mid-summer to late summer. In fact, the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration lasts for 15 days, but the first three days are the most important.
The “year” of each Chinese Lunar New Year refers to the 12 Chinese zodiac signs, which means that each different zodiac character personalizes the year and the children born in that year.
Lunar New Year is the most important annual holiday
Lunar New Year is the most important annual holiday for Chinese people around the world. This traditional festival has lasted for at least 1,000 years, or even longer, and this tradition is deeply rooted in Chinese traditions. For many people, this festival is also a religious public holiday, full of prayers, offerings, and other activities to express piety.
The lively atmosphere of the Chinese Lunar New Year
Traditionally, the lively atmosphere of the Chinese Lunar New Year and the prominent display of red is to resist evil. Fireworks and firecrackers have the same purpose. The noisy and colorful parade, including the lion dance, is the main content of the celebration.
In Christchurch, there will be a large Chinese Lantern Festival on the two-week-long New Year’s weekend. In Auckland, celebrations usually begin three days ago and include lighting the Sky Tower in red and gold during the festival.
Chinese New Years have different animal sign names
Every Chinese New Year has specific animal sign names. For example, Chinese New Year 2023 has an animal sign that is Rabbit and Chinese New Year 2024 is Dragon. Similarly, other animal sign names are following:
|2021||Friday||February 12, 2021||Ox|
|2022||Tuesday||February 1, 2022||Tiger|
|2023||Sunday||January 22, 2023||Rabbit|
|2024||Saturday||February 10, 2024||Dragon|
|2025||Wednesday||January 29, 2025||Snake|
|2026||Tuesday||February 17, 2026||Horse|
|2027||Saturday||February 6, 2027||Sheep|
|2028||Wednesday||January 26, 2028||Monkey|
|2029||Tuesday||February 13, 2029||Rooster|
|2030||Sunday||February 3, 2030||Dog|
|2031||Thursday||January 23, 2031||Pig|
|2032||Wednesday||February 11, 2032||Rat|
|2033||Monday||January 31, 2033||Ox|
|2034||Sunday||February 19, 2034||Tiger|
|2035||Thursday||February 8, 2035||Rabbit|
|2036||Monday||January 28, 2036||Dragon|
|2037||Sunday||February 15, 2037||Snake|
|2038||Thursday||February 4, 2038||Horse|
|2039||Monday||January 24, 2039||Sheep|
|2040||Sunday||February 12, 2040||Monkey|
|2041||Friday||February 1, 2041||Rooster|
|2042||Wednesday||January 22, 2042||Dog|
|2043||Tuesday||February 10, 2043||Pig|
|2044||Saturday||January 30, 2044||Rat|
|2045||Friday||February 17, 2045||Ox|
|2046||Tuesday||February 6, 2046||Tiger|
|2047||Saturday||January 26, 2047||Rabbit|
|2048||Friday||February 14, 2048||Dragon|
|2049||Tuesday||February 2, 2049||Snake|
|2050||Sunday||January 23, 2050||Horse|
|2021||February 12||Friday||Chinese New Year|
|2020||January 25||on Saturday||Chinese New Year|
|2019||February 5||Tuesday||lunar New Year|