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Spring Festival Eve in China

Quick Facts

Chinese New Year is the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which predates the Gregorian calendar.

Local names

NameLanguage
除夕Chinese
Spring Festival EveEnglish
Vorabend des NeujahrsfestesGerman

Alternative name

Chinese New Year's Eve

Spring Festival Eve 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Spring Festival Eve 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
List of dates for other years

Chinese New Year is celebrated worldwide to mark the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year and celebrations can last for about 15 days.

The Chinese New Year for 2014 is on January 31 and marks the start of the Year of the Horse.

Picture of a typical long dragon float for the Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is a festive occasion that calls for celebration in many places around the world.

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About Spring Festival Eve

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Spring Festival Eve Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
WedFeb 62008Spring Festival EveNational holiday
SunJan 252009Spring Festival EveNational holiday
SatFeb 132010Spring Festival EveNational holiday
WedFeb 22011Spring Festival EveNational holiday
SunJan 222012Spring Festival EveNational holiday
SatFeb 92013Spring Festival EveNational holiday
ThuJan 302014Spring Festival EveObservance
WedFeb 182015Spring Festival EveNational holiday
SunFeb 72016Spring Festival EveNational holiday
FriJan 272017Spring Festival EveNational holiday
ThuFeb 152018Spring Festival EveNational holiday
MonFeb 42019Spring Festival EveNational holiday
FriJan 242020Spring Festival EveNational holiday

Other holidays in January 2014 in China

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