The First Day of the 2016 Chinese New Year falls on February 8, 2016. The Chinese Lantern Festival is on February 22, 2016. The following are the most frequently asked questions for the Chinese New Year. All these complete Information about Chinese New Year Day, Lunar Calendar, Festival, Parade, Expo, Zodiac, Astrology and Feng Shui are provided by Chinese Fortune Calendar.
The Chinese calendar name of 2016 is Bing Shen.
Many Chinese like to ask Chinese fortunetellers about their fortune for the year to come. Fortunetellers will tell people when the good luck will come or guide people how to prevent from bad luck or suggest people go to temple pray for good luck. You can find Chinese Horoscopes prediction in this website every year.
Many people don't know that the first day of Chinese Astrological Year is not the Chinese New Year Day. For example, the first day of 2016 Monkey year is on February 4, 2018. The explanation is at 2016 Chinese Zodiac page. If you were born in late January or early February and confuse about your Chinese Zodiac animal sign, then you can find the correct answer, from Your Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign page.
The following Chinese Zodiac and Astrology predictions is provided by Chinese Fortune Calendar. The Chinese Zodiac prediction is easier to understand. But Chinese Five Element Astrology is more accurate.
For example, The 2009 Chinese New Year Day was on January 26, 2009. Chinese New Year of 2010 is February 14, 2010. It comes about 20 days late. This is because there were 13 lunar months in 2009 Chinese Lunar Calendar. The extra lunar month (Leap Month) pushed down the Chinese New Year Day about three weeks. More Information is at Leap Month of 2009.
Chinese New Year Day is the first lunar day of the first lunar month, which is the Tiger Month. The first lunar day is the new moon day. The new moon time determines the new moon day. China time zone and USA time zones have 13-16 hours difference. Therefore, there are more than 50% chance that China and USA have different new moon days. For example, the Chinese New Year Day of 2011 in USA time zones should be on February 2, 2011. Detail is at Chinese New Year 2011.
Most Chinese families spend at least 3 weeks to prepare Chinese New Year Day. There are many related Chinese traditional culture activities before Chinese New Year Day. If you want to know about Chinese New Year food, religion culture, Gong Xi Fat Choi, fireworks, firecracker, lion dance, dragon dance, music, red envelopes, Jade Emperor, Human Day, Tang-Yuan, Nian-Gao, Fa-Gao, story of Nian, God of Door, God of Land, God of Stove, God of Wealth, Legendary Hell, animal sacrifices and the Lantern Festival, then you must read the followings
Feng Shui guides people the approach to empower their energy, potential and fortune. It advises people to reach the wisdom, love, health and power. Some Chinese follow the yearly locations of Feng Shui Flying Stars to re-arrange their furniture and change the bedroom and living room decoration each year. In this way, they believe they can stay away the money loss, danger and accident.
Check 2016 Feng Shui Flying Stars for Your House
The following MP3 music can be heard on the street, department stores, radio and TV programs during Chinese New Year period. Without those music, Chinese don't feel Chinese New Year around.
If you can find Lion Dancing or Dragon Dancing performances in the Chinese New Year Parade or Expo, then watch the video from Internet.
Because the Chinese New Year Day is based on the New Moon Day and different time zones might have different new moon days in Gregorian calendar, Chinese New Year Days might fall different days in the USA time zones.
The following Chinese New Year Days is calculated based on China time zone, which is east longitude 120 degree time.
|Year||Chinese New Year Day||Zodiac Color Animal Sign||First Day of Animal Year|
|2000||February, 5 2000||2000 White Metal Dragon Year||February 4, 2000|
|2001||January, 24 2001||2001 White Metal Snake Year||February 4, 2001|
|2002||February, 12 2002||2002 Black Water Horse Year||February 4, 2002|
|2003||February, 1 2003||2003 Black Water Sheep Year||February 4, 2003|
|2004||January, 22 2004||2004 Green Wood Monkey Year||February 4, 2004|
|2005||February, 9 2005||2005 Green Wood Chicken Year||February 4, 2005|
|2006||January, 29 2006||2006 Red Fire Dog Year||February 4, 2006|
|2007||February, 18 2007||2007 Red Fire Pig Year||February 4, 2007|
|2008||February, 7 2008||2008 Brown Earth Rat Year||February 4, 2008|
|2009||January, 26 2009||2009 Brown Earth Cow Year||February 4, 2009|
|2010||February, 14 2010||2010 White Metal Tiger Year||February 4, 2010|
|2011||February, 3 2011||2011 White Metal Rabbit Year||February 4, 2011|
|2012||January, 23 2012||2012 Black Water Dragon Year||February 4, 2012|
|2013||February, 10 2013||2013 Black Water Snake Year||February 4, 2013|
|2014||January, 31 2014||2014 Green Wood Horse Year||February 4, 2014|
|2015||February, 19 2015||2015 Green Wood Sheep Year||February 4, 2015|
|2016||February, 8 2016||2016 Red Fire Monkey Year||February 4, 2016|
|2017||January, 28 2017||2017 Red Fire Chicken Year||February 3, 2017|
|2018||February, 16 2018||2018 Brown Earth Dog Year||February 4, 2018|
|2019||February, 5 2019||2019 Brown Earth Pig Year||February 4, 2019|
|2020||January, 25 2020||2020 White Metal Rat Year||February 4, 2020|
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