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Chinese Lunar New Year's Day in Malaysia

Chinese New Year is 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.

Is Chinese Lunar New Year's Day a Public Holiday?

Chinese Lunar New Year's Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2020 it falls on a Saturday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

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

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About Chinese Lunar New Year's Day

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Chinese Lunar New Year's Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuFeb 19Chinese Lunar New Year's DayFederal Public Holiday
2016MonFeb 8Chinese Lunar New Year's DayFederal Public Holiday
2017SatJan 28Chinese Lunar New Year's DayFederal Public Holiday
2018FriFeb 16Chinese Lunar New Year's DayFederal Public Holiday
2019TueFeb 5Chinese Lunar New Year's DayFederal Public Holiday
2020SatJan 25Chinese Lunar New Year's DayFederal Public Holiday
2021FriFeb 12Chinese Lunar New Year's DayFederal Public Holiday
2022TueFeb 1Chinese Lunar New Year's DayFederal Public Holiday
2023SunJan 22Chinese Lunar New Year's DayFederal Public Holiday
2024SatFeb 10Chinese Lunar New Year's DayFederal Public Holiday
2025WedJan 29Chinese Lunar New Year's DayFederal Public Holiday

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