2017 List Chinese New Year Days and Animal Zodiac Signs Forecast

2017 Chinese New Year Chicken2017 Chinese New Year day is on January 28, 2017 at China's time zone. This day is the first new moon day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. The exact new moon time is at 08:07 a.m. on January 28, 2017 in China standard time zone, GMT+8.

 2017 is the Chinese 4714th Year. Chinese calendar also uses a cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting system. Since (60 * 78) + 34 = 4714, 2017 is the 34th Stem-Branch in the cycle. Female Fire Chicken is the nickname of 34th Stem-Branch. Therefore, 2017 is the year of Fire Chicken. Because Red is connected to Fire, 2017 is also called Red Chicken Year. Some websites say 2017 is the year of the Rooster. But the Stem-Branch calendar says it's a female.

 Chinese Astrology doesn't simply use the Chinese Lunar Calendar.  Chinese Astrology is a theory of Yin and Yang. Yin is the Earth and Yang is the Sun. Therefore, Chinese Astrology also uses the solar calendar. The first day of the astrological year is on February 3, 2017.  More about 2017 Red Chicken New Year...

Chinese New Year The Chinese New Year Day is the new moon day of the first lunar month, according to Chinese Lunar calendar, The first lunar month is the second lunar month after the lunar month (11th lunar month) contains Winter Solstice, which is around December 23 in Gregorian calendar (western calendar). As a result, Chinese New Year Day might fall in the second half of January or the first half of February.

Chinese calendar combines lunar, solar and color-animal (Stem-Branch) counting systems. The lunar counting system mainly is to count the lunar month. The solar counting system is to count the year and solar month for agriculture activities. The color animal is to count the every single solar day. At the beginning color animal counts only for the day. Later, Five Element scholars applied color animals on Year and Month cycles.

There are 12 animals, which are Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog, Pig, in the counting system. The Chinese calendar needs to assign a unique animal name for each day inside the lunar month. sometimes, Chinese Lunar Calendar needs to add an extra lunar month (Leap Lunar Month) in the cycle to match the speed of the solar cycle. For example, Year 2006, Chinese calendar has two 7th lunar months. A lunar month contains 29 or 30 days. Therefore, Chinese calendar needs 60 different animal names to make every single day unique for the case of leap lunar month.

To make the 60 unique color animal names, Chinese add the name of Five Elements, which are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth, on the top of animal names. Five Elements are connected to colors, which are White, Black, Green, Red and Brown. That's why each Chinese year has a color animal name. The first sign of 60 color animals is the Green Wood Rat, which can be found in 1924 and 1984.

The first day of the animal year is different from the Chinese New Year Day. The animal year starts on the first day of the Tiger month. Tiger month begins from the day when Sun enters ecliptic 315 degree position, which is around February 4 Gregorian calendar. That means the animal month is solar month, not lunar month. This is why many people who born in January or February confuse about their animal sign of birth year. To verify the exact animal sign of birth year goes to use the free online Chinese Astrological Animal Sign page.

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.

When is the Chinese New Year Day?

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 Chinese Zodiac Sign PredictionFirst Day of Animal Year
2020January, 25 2020 2020 White Metal Rat YearFebruary 4, 2020
2019February,  5 2019 2019 Brown Earth Pig YearFebruary 4, 2019
2018February, 16 2018 2018 Brown Earth Dog YearFebruary 4, 2018
2017January, 28 2017  2017 Red Fire Chicken YearFebruary 3, 2017
2016February,  8 2016 2016 Red Fire Monkey YearFebruary 4, 2016
2015February, 19 2015 2015 Green Wood Sheep YearFebruary 4, 2015
2014January, 31 2014 2014 Green Wood Horse YearFebruary 4, 2014
2013February, 10 2013 2013 Black Water Snake YearFebruary 4, 2013
2012January, 23 2012 2012 Black Water Dragon YearFebruary 4, 2012
2011February,  3 2011 2011 White Metal Rabbit YearFebruary 4, 2011
2010February, 14 2010 2010 White Metal Tiger Year February 4, 2010
2009January, 26 2009 2009 Brown Earth Cow Year February 4, 2009
2008February,  7 2008 2008 Brown Earth Rat YearFebruary 4, 2008
2007February, 18 2007 2007 Red Fire Pig YearFebruary 4, 2007
2006January, 29 2006 2006 Red Fire Dog YearFebruary 4, 2006
2005February,  9 2005 2005 Green Wood Chicken YearFebruary 4, 2005
2004January, 22 2004 2004 Green Wood Monkey YearFebruary 4, 2004
2003February,  1 2003 2003 Black Water Sheep YearFebruary 4, 2003
2002February, 12 2002 2002 Black Water Horse YearFebruary 4, 2002
2001January, 24 2001 2001 White Metal Snake YearFebruary 4, 2001
2000February,  5 2000 2000 White Metal Dragon YearFebruary 4, 2000
       
1900January, 31 1900  1900 White Metal Rat YearFebruary 4, 1900
1901February, 19 1901  1901 White Metal Cow YearFebruary 4, 1901
1902February,  8 1902  1902 Black Water Tiger YearFebruary 5, 1902
1903January, 29 1903  1903 Black Water Rabbit YearFebruary 5, 1903
1904February, 16 1904  1904 Green Wood Dragon YearFebruary 5, 1904
1905February,  4 1905  1905 Green Wood Snake YearFebruary 4, 1905
1906January, 25 1906  1906 Red Fire Horse YearFebruary 5, 1906
1907February, 13 1907  1907 Red Fire Sheep YearFebruary 5, 1907
1908February,  2 1908  1908 Brown Earth Monkey YearFebruary 5, 1908
1909January, 22 1909  1909 Brown Earth Chicken YearFebruary 4, 1909
1910February, 10 1910  1910 White Metal Dog YearFebruary 5, 1910
1911January, 30 1911  1911 White Metal Pig YearFebruary 5, 1911
1912February, 18 1912  1912 Black Water Rat YearFebruary 5, 1912
1913February,  6 1913  1913 Black Water Cow YearFebruary 4, 1913
1914January, 26 1914  1914 Green Wood Tiger YearFebruary 4, 1914
1915February, 14 1915  1915 Green Wood Rabbit YearFebruary 5, 1915
1916February,  4 1916  1916 Red Fire Dragon YearFebruary 5, 1916
1917January, 23 1917  1917 Red Fire Snake YearFebruary 4, 1917
1918February, 11 1918  1918 Brown Earth Horse YearFebruary 4, 1918
1919February,  1 1919  1919 Brown Earth Sheep YearFebruary 5, 1919
1920February, 20 1920  1920 White Metal Monkey YearFebruary 5, 1920
1921February,  8 1921  1921 White Metal Chicken YearFebruary 4, 1921
1922January, 28 1922  1922 Black Water Dog YearFebruary 4, 1922
1923February, 16 1923  1923 Black Water Pig YearFebruary 5, 1923
1924February,  5 1924  1924 Green Wood Rat YearFebruary 5, 1924
1925January, 24 1925  1925 Green Wood Cow YearFebruary 4, 1925
1926February, 13 1926  1926 Red Fire Tiger YearFebruary 4, 1926
1927February,  2 1927  1927 Red Fire Rabbit YearFebruary 5, 1927
1928January, 23 1928  1928 Brown Earth Dragon YearFebruary 5, 1928
1929February, 10 1929  1929 Brown Earth Snake YearFebruary 4, 1929
1930January, 30 1930  1930 White Metal Horse YearFebruary 4, 1930
1931February, 17 1931  1931 White Metal Sheep YearFebruary 5, 1931
1932February,  6 1932  1932 Black Water Monkey YearFebruary 5, 1932
1933January, 26 1933  1933 Black Water Chicken YearFebruary 4, 1933
1934February, 14 1934  1934 Green Wood Dog YearFebruary 4, 1934
1935February,  4 1935  1935 Green Wood Pig YearFebruary 5, 1935
1936January, 24 1936  1936 Red Fire Rat YearFebruary 5, 1936
1937February, 11 1937  1937 Red Fire Cow YearFebruary 4, 1937
1938January, 31 1938  1938 Brown Earth Tiger YearFebruary 4, 1938
1939February, 19 1939  1939 Brown Earth Rabbit YearFebruary 5, 1939
1940February,  8 1940  1940 White Metal Dragon YearFebruary 5, 1940
1941January, 27 1941  1941 White Metal Snake YearFebruary 4, 1941
1942February, 15 1942  1942 Black Water Horse YearFebruary 4, 1942
1943February,  5 1943  1943 Black Water Sheep YearFebruary 5, 1943
1944January, 25 1944  1944 Green Wood Monkey YearFebruary 5, 1944
1945February, 13 1945  1945 Green Wood Chicken YearFebruary 4, 1945
1946February,  2 1946  1946 Red Fire Dog YearFebruary 4, 1946
1947January, 22 1947  1947 Red Fire Pig YearFebruary 4, 1947
1948February, 10 1948  1948 Brown Earth Rat YearFebruary 5, 1948
1949January, 29 1949  1949 Brown Earth Cow YearFebruary 4, 1949
1950February, 17 1950  1950 White Metal Tiger YearFebruary 4, 1950
1951February,  6 1951  1951 White Metal Rabbit YearFebruary 4, 1951
1952January, 27 1952  1952 Black Water Dragon YearFebruary 5, 1952
1953February, 14 1953  1953 Black Water Snake YearFebruary 4, 1953
1954February,  3 1954  1954 Green Wood Horse YearFebruary 4, 1954
1955January, 24 1955  1955 Green Wood Sheep YearFebruary 4, 1955
1956February, 12 1956  1956 Red Fire Monkey YearFebruary 5, 1956
1957January, 31 1957  1957 Red Fire Chicken YearFebruary 4, 1957
1958February, 18 1958  1958 Brown Earth Dog YearFebruary 4, 1958
1959February,  8 1959  1959 Brown Earth Pig YearFebruary 4, 1959
1960January, 28 1960  1960 White Metal Rat YearFebruary 5, 1960
1961February, 15 1961  1961 White Metal Cow YearFebruary 4, 1961
1962February,  5 1962  1962 Black Water Tiger YearFebruary 4, 1962
1963January, 25 1963  1963 Black Water Rabbit YearFebruary 4, 1963
1964February, 13 1964  1964 Green Wood Dragon YearFebruary 5, 1964
1965February,  2 1965  1965 Green Wood Snake YearFebruary 4, 1965
1966January, 21 1966  1966 Red Fire Horse YearFebruary 4, 1966
1967February,  9 1967  1967 Red Fire Sheep YearFebruary 4, 1967
1968January, 30 1968  1968 Brown Earth Monkey YearFebruary 5, 1968
1969February, 17 1969  1969 Brown Earth Chicken YearFebruary 4, 1969
1970February,  6 1970  1970 White Metal Dog YearFebruary 4, 1970
1971January, 27 1971  1971 White Metal Pig YearFebruary 4, 1971
1972February, 15 1972  1972 Black Water Rat YearFebruary 5, 1972
1973February,  3 1973  1973 Black Water Cow YearFebruary 4, 1973
1974January, 23 1974  1974 Green Wood Tiger YearFebruary 4, 1974
1975February, 11 1975  1975 Green Wood Rabbit YearFebruary 4, 1975
1976January, 31 1976  1976 Red Fire Dragon YearFebruary 5, 1976
1977February, 18 1977  1977 Red Fire Snake YearFebruary 4, 1977
1978February,  7 1978  1978 Brown Earth Horse YearFebruary 4, 1978
1979January, 28 1979  1979 Brown Earth Sheep YearFebruary 4, 1979
1980February, 16 1980  1980 White Metal Monkey YearFebruary 5, 1980
1981February,  5 1981  1981 White Metal Chicken YearFebruary 4, 1981
1982January, 25 1982  1982 Black Water Dog YearFebruary 4, 1982
1983February, 13 1983  1983 Black Water Pig YearFebruary 4, 1983
1984February,  2 1984  1984 Green Wood Rat YearFebruary 4, 1984
1985February, 20 1985  1985 Green Wood Cow YearFebruary 4, 1985
1986February,  9 1986  1986 Red Fire Tiger YearFebruary 4, 1986
1987January, 29 1987  1987 Red Fire Rabbit YearFebruary 4, 1987
1988February, 17 1988  1988 Brown Earth Dragon YearFebruary 4, 1988
1989February,  6 1989  1989 Brown Earth Snake YearFebruary 4, 1989
1990January, 27 1990  1990 White Metal Horse YearFebruary 4, 1990
1991February, 15 1991  1991 White Metal Sheep YearFebruary 4, 1991
1992February,  4 1992  1992 Black Water Monkey YearFebruary 4, 1992
1993January, 23 1993  1993 Black Water Chicken YearFebruary 4, 1993
1994February, 10 1994  1994 Green Wood Dog YearFebruary 4, 1994
1995January, 31 1995  1995 Green Wood Pig YearFebruary 4, 1995
1996February, 19 1996  1996 Red Fire Rat YearFebruary 4, 1996
1997February,  7 1997  1997 Red Fire Cow YearFebruary 4, 1997
1998January, 28 1998  1998 Brown Earth Tiger YearFebruary 4, 1998
1999February, 16 1999  1999 Brown Earth Rabbit YearFebruary 4, 1999

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