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Chinese New Year's Day in Taiwan

Chinese New Year marks 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. Every year is represented by a zodiac animal sign.

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

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Chinese New Year's Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SunFeb 142010Chinese New Year's DayNational holiday
ThuFeb 32011Chinese New Year's DayNational holiday
MonJan 232012Chinese New Year's DayNational holiday
SunFeb 102013Chinese New Year's DayNational holiday
FriJan 312014Chinese New Year's DayNational holiday
ThuFeb 192015Chinese New Year's DayNational holiday
MonFeb 82016Chinese New Year's DayNational holiday
SatJan 282017Chinese New Year's DayNational holiday
FriFeb 162018Chinese New Year's DayNational holiday
TueFeb 52019Chinese New Year's DayNational holiday
SatJan 252020Chinese New Year's DayNational holiday

Quick Facts

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

Chinese New Year's Day 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Chinese New Year's Day 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

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List of dates for other years

Other holidays in February 2017 in Taiwan

Fun Holiday on February 8, 2017

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