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Lunar New Year's Day in North Korea

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 Lunar New Year's Day a Public Holiday?

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.

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

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About Lunar New Year's Day

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Lunar New Year's Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuFeb 19Lunar New Year's DayPublic Holiday
2016TueFeb 9Lunar New Year's DayPublic Holiday
2017SatJan 28Lunar New Year's DayPublic Holiday
2018FriFeb 16Lunar New Year's DayPublic Holiday
2019TueFeb 5Lunar New Year's DayPublic Holiday
2020SatJan 25Lunar New Year's DayPublic Holiday

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