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Spring Festival Eve in China

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 Spring Festival Eve

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Spring Festival Eve Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
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

Quick Facts

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

Spring Festival Eve 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

Spring Festival Eve 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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List of dates for other years

Other holidays in January 2017 in China

United Nation Holiday on January 27, 2017

Fun Holidays on January 27, 2017

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