Chinese New Year 2019: Dates & Calendar

Chinese New Year Date 2019

When is Chinese New Year 2019? - February 5

The Chinese New Year of 2019 falls on February 5th (Tuesday), and the festival will last to February 19th, about 15 days in total. 2019 is a Year of the Pig according to Chinese zodiac.

As an official public holiday, Chinese people can get seven days' absence from work, from February 4th to 10th.
 

How long is Chinese New Year holiday?

The legal holiday is seven days long, from the Lunar New Year's Eve to the sixth day of the first lunar month.

Spring Festival LanternsSome companies and public institutions enjoy a longer holiday up to 10 days or more, because in common knowledge among Chinese people, the festival lasts longer, from the Lunar New Year's Eve to the 15th day of the first lunar month (Lantern Festival).
 

Chinese New Year Dates & Calendar in 2019

2019 Lunar New Year falls on February 5th. The public holiday lasts from February 4th to 10th, during which the New Year’s Eve on February 4th and the New Year's Day on February 5th are the peak time of celebration.

The commonly known New Year calendar counts from the New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival on February 19th 2019. According to the old folk customs, the traditional celebration starts even earlier, from the 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month.
 

Why do Chinese New Year dates change very year?

Chinese New Year dates vary slightly between years, but it usually comes during the period from January 21st to February 20th in Gregorian calendar. The dates change every year because the festival is based on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The lunar calendar is associated with the movement of the moon, which usually defines traditional festivals like the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Lantern FestivalDragon Boat Festival, and Mid-Autumn Day.

The lunar calendar is also associated with 12 animal signs in Chinese zodiac, so every 12 years is regarded as a cycle. 2019 is a Year of the Pig, while 2020 turns to be a Year of the Rat.
 

Chinese New Year Calendar (1930 - 2030)

Years New Year Dates Animal Signs
1930  Jan. 30, 1930 (Thursday)  Horse
1931  Feb. 17, 1931 (Tuesday)  Sheep
1932  Feb. 6, 1932 (Saturday)  Monkey
1933  Jan. 26, 1933 (Thursday)  Rooster
1934  Feb. 14, 1934 (Wednesday)  Dog
1935  Feb. 4, 1935 (Monday)   Pig
1936  Jan. 24, 1936 (Friday)  Rat
1937  Feb. 11, 1937 (Thursday)  Ox
1938  Jan. 31, 1938 (Monday)  Tiger
1939  Feb. 19, 1939 (Sunday)  Rabbit
1940  Feb. 8, 1940(Thursday)  Dragon
1941  Jan. 27, 1941 (Monday)  Snake
1942 Feb. 15, 1942 (Sunday) Horse
1943  Feb. 4, 1943 (Friday)  Sheep
1944  Jan. 25, 1944 (Tuesday) Monkey
1945  Feb. 13, 1945 (Tuesday)  Rooster
1946  Feb. 1, 1946 (Saturday)  Dog
1947  Jan. 22, 1947 (Wednesday)  Pig
1948  Feb. 10, 1948 (Tuesday)  Rat
1949  Jan. 29, 1949 (Saturday)  Ox
1950 Feb. 17, 1950 (Friday) Tiger
1951  Feb. 6, 1951 (Tuesday)   Rabbit
1952  Jan. 27, 1952 (Sunday)   Dragon
1953  Feb. 14, 1953 (Saturday)   Snake
1954  Feb. 3, 1954 (Wednesday)  Horse
1955 Jan. 24, 1955 (Monday)  Sheep
1956  Feb. 12, 1956 (Sunday)  Monkey
1957 Jan. 31, 1957 (Thursday)  Rooster
1958  Feb. 18, 1958 (Tuesday)  Dog
1959  Feb. 8, 1959 (Sunday)  Pig
1960  Jan. 28, 1960 (Thursday)  Rat
1961  Feb. 15, 1961 (Wednesday)  Ox
1962  Feb. 5, 1962 (Monday)  Tiger
1963  Jan. 25, 1963 (Friday)  Rabbit
1964  Feb. 13, 1964 (Thursday)  Dragon
1965  Feb. 2, 1965 (Tuesday)  Snake
1966  Jan. 21, 1966 (Friday)  Horse
1967  Feb. 9, 1967 (Thursday)  Sheep
1968  Jan. 30, 1968 (Tuesday)  Monkey
1969  Feb. 17, 1969 (Monday)  Rooster
1970  Feb. 6, 1970 (Friday)   Dog
1971  Jan. 27, 1971 (Wednesday)  Pig
1972  Feb. 15, 1972 (Tuesday)   Rat
1973  Feb. 3, 1973 (Saturday)  Ox
1974  Jan. 23, 1974 (Wednesday)  Tiger
1975  Feb. 11, 1975 (Tuesday)  Rabbit
1976  Jan. 31, 1976 (Saturday)   Dragon
1977  Feb. 18, 1977 (Friday)  Snake
1978  Feb. 7, 1978 (Tuesday)   Horse
1979  Jan. 28, 1979 (Sunday)  Sheep
1980  Feb. 16, 1980 (Saturday)  Monkey
1981  Feb. 5, 1981 (Thursday)  Rooster
1982  Jan. 25, 1982 (Monday)  Dog
1983  Feb. 13, 1983 (Sunday) Pig
1984  Feb. 2, 1984 (Wednesday)  Rat
1985  Feb. 20, 1985 (Sunday)  Ox
1986  Feb. 9, 1986 (Sunday)  Tiger
1987  Jan. 29, 1987 (Thursday)  Rabbit
1988  Feb. 17, 1988 (Wednesday)  Dragon
1989  Feb. 6, 1989 (Monday)  Snake
1990  Jan. 27, 1990 (Friday)   Horse
1991  Feb. 15, 1991 (Friday)  Sheep
1992  Feb. 4, 1992 (Tuesday)  Monkey
1993  Jan. 23, 1993 (Saturday)  Rooster
1994  Feb. 10, 1994 (Thursday)  Dog
1995  Jan. 31, 1995 (Tuesday)  Pig
1996  Feb. 19, 1996 (Monday)  Rat
1997  Feb. 7, 1997 (Friday)  Ox
1998  Jan. 28, 1998 (Wednesday)  Tiger
1999  Feb. 16, 1999 (Tuesday)  Rabbit
2000  Feb. 5, 2000(Friday)  Dragon
2001  Jan. 24, 2001 (Wednesday)  Snake
2002  Feb. 12, 2002 (Tuesday)  Horse
2003  Feb. 1, 2003 (Friday)  Sheep
2004  Jan. 22, 2004 (Thursday)  Monkey
2005  Feb. 9, 2005 (Wednesday)  Rooster
2006  Jan. 29, 2006 (Sunday)  Dog
2007  Feb. 18, 2007 (Sunday)  Pig
2008  Feb. 7, 2008 (Thursday)  Rat
2009 Jan. 26, 2009 (Monday)  Ox
2010  Feb. 14, 2010(Sunday)  Tiger
2011  Feb. 3, 2011 (Thursday)  Rabbit
2012  Jan. 23, 2012 (Monday)  Dragon
2013  Feb. 10, 2013 (Sunday)  Snake
2014  Jan. 31, 2014 (Friday)  Horse
2015  Feb. 19, 2015 (Thursday) Sheep
2016  Feb. 8, 2016 (Monday)  Monkey
2017  Jan. 28, 2017 (Friday)  Rooster
2018  Feb. 16, 2018 (Friday)  Dog
2019  Feb. 5, 2019 (Tuesday)   Pig
2020  Jan. 25, 2020 (Saturday)  Rat
2021  Feb. 12, 2021 (Friday)  Ox
2022  Feb. 1, 2022 (Tuesday)  Tiger
2023  Jan. 22, 2023 (Sunday)  Rabbit
2024  Feb. 10, 2024 (Saturday)  Dragon
2025  Jan. 29, 2025 (Wednesday)  Snake
2026  Feb. 17, 2026 (Tuesday)  Horse
2027 Feb. 6, 2027 (Saturday)  Sheep
2028  Jan. 26, 2028 (Wednesday)  Monkey
2029  Feb. 13, 2029 (Tuesday)  Rooster
2030  Feb. 3, 2030 (Sunday)  Dog

 Further Reading:
Chinese New Year Facts
Origin and History
Legend Story of Monster Nian
Festivities Schedule
10 Traditions You Don't Know
Present-day Chinese New Year - Modern Activities
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