Spring Festival or Lunar New Year 2022, 2023 and 2024

Lunar New Year/Spring Festival 2022, 2023 and 2024

The Lunar New Year or Spring Festival is a public holiday that allows the Chinese to reunite with their families and at the same time celebrate the arrival of the Lunar New Year. Chinese New Year is always celebrated on the first day of the lunar year. For example, the Chinese New Year  2024 celebrated on 10 February.  According to the Gregorian calendar, the holiday usually falls in January or February.

year date day Public vacation
2022 February 1 Tuesday Lunar New Year/Spring Festival
2023 January 22 on Sunday Lunar New Year/Spring Festival
2024 February 10 on Saturday Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year
Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the dates in the past.

Chinese New Year in Indonesia

Indonesia is a country famous for its multiculturalism. Most of the Indonesian population are non-Chinese Muslims. However, the Chinese New Year is still an important holiday in Indonesia. The Chinese New Year  2024 will start on 10 February.

Before the Lunar New Year/Spring Festival celebrations begin, many markets around the Indonesian Chinese community will be open. These markets usually sell fireworks, clothing, toys, and gifts. It is a traditional Chinese custom to give gifts to relatives and friends during the Lunar New Year.

The most popular traditional Chinese New Year customs

Among them, one of the most popular traditional Chinese New Year customs is the non-pai Hongbao. In most cases, red envelopes are given to children by elders. In addition, it is quite common for married couples to give red envelopes to unmarried family members. The red envelope contains money, and the amount in the red envelope is usually a number that indicates good luck.

On the eve of the Lunar New Year/Spring Festival

On the eve of the Lunar New Year, all Chinese family members will gather in one place to reunite. When each family member arrives, everyone will share a sumptuous meal. Indonesian Chinese usually combine traditional Chinese delicacies with local Indonesian delicacies in this meal to celebrate the arrival of the Lunar New Year.

Previous Years

year date day Public vacation
2021 February 12 Friday Chinese New Year
2020 January 25 on Saturday Chinese New Year
2019 February 5 Tuesday Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year
2018 February 16 Friday Lunar New Year/Spring Festival
2017 January 28 on Saturday Lunar New Year/Spring Festival