Thursday, August 1, 2013

Chinese New Year 2014

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Chinese New Year 2014 – Lunar New Year 2014 – Spring Festival 2014

Spring Festival, Chinese Lunar New Year, Lunar New Year or commonly referred to just Chinese New Year, is the largest and most important annual festival celebrated by Chinese and and Chinese descendants around the world. Chinese New Year Festival is based on the lunar Chinese calendar, begins on first day of the first month in the Chinese calendar and ends with Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day of the first month. 


When Is The Chinese New Year 2014?
Date of Chinese New Year 2014
The first day of Chinese New Year 2014 (Chun Jie / 春节 2014) will be celebrated on Friday, 31 January 2014, and the festival will last for as long as 15 days, till the Friday, 14 February 2014.

Chinese New Year 2014 Around The World

Chinese New Year 2014 is an annual official public holiday for many countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. The Spring Festival 2013 is among the longest public holidays in China, one of the Golden Week. Some countries refer to the Lunar New Year with their local name, such as Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnamese New Year) in Vietnam, Korean New Year in South Korea, or Setsubun in Japan.

To the Chinese communities, Chinese New Year is the biggest annual event, where families would gather for reunion dinner and friends would be visiting each other. Markets will be abuzz with activities and many beautiful ornaments weeks prior to the festival.

Public Holidays For Chinese New Year 2014

Here are public holidays for chinese new year 2014 around the world:
Indonesia : Friday, 31 January 2014 (1 day)
Malaysia : Friday, 31 January 2014 – Saturday, 1 February 2014 * (2 days)
Singapore : Friday, 31 January 2014 – Saturday, 1 February 2014 (2 days)
Hong Kong : Friday, 31 January 2014 – Sunday, 2 February 2014 (3 days)
Macau : Friday, 31 January 2014 – Sunday, 2 February 2014 (3 days)
China : Friday, 31 January 2014 – Sunday, 2 February 2014 (3 days)
South Korea : Friday, 31 January 2014 – Sunday, 2 February 2014 (3 days)
Vietnam : Friday, 31 January 2014 – Monday, 2 February 2014 (4 days)
Taiwan : Friday, 31 January 2014 – Monday, 3 February 2013 (4 days)
In Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia and Japan, Chinese New Year 2014 is a major festival, however is not a public holiday.

Chinese Zodiac
Chinese Zodiac (Sheng xiao ) relates each chinese calendar year to an animal, based on a 12-year cycle. It is a widely popular system used informally in many Asian countries, including China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.  Chinese Year 2014 (31 January 2014 – 18 February 2015) is the Year of Horse.

Business During Chinese New Year Holiday
Days prior to and during Chinese New Year are traditionally busiest period for restaurants as well as travel agencies. Many Chinese families will have reunion dinners together at the restaurants, ordering relatively expensive dinner package.

Some others will take a holiday trip, since Chinese New Year is also the longest public holiday in many countries, like China, Singapore, Vietnam or Taiwan.

Past and Future Chinese New Years
Chinese New Year 2008
2008 is the year of Rat. Chinese New Year 2008 falls on Thursday, 7 February 2008

Chinese New Year 2009
2009 is the year of Ox. Chinese New Year 2009 falls on Monday, 26 January 2009

Chinese New Year 2010
2010 is the year of Tiger. Chinese New Year 2010 falls on Sunday, 14 February 2010

Chinese New Year 2011
2011 is the year of Rabbit. Chinese New Year 2011 falls on Thursday, 3 February 2011

Chinese New Year 2012
2012 is the year of Dragon. Chinese New Year 2012 falls on Monday, 23 January 2012

Chinese New Year 2013
2013 is the year of Snake. Chinese New Year 2013 falls on Sunday, 10 February 2013

Chinese New Year 2014
2014 is the year of Horse. Chinese New Year 2014 falls on Friday, 31 January 2014

Chinese New Year 2015
2015 is the year of Sheep. Chinese New Year 2015 falls on Thursday, 19 February 2015

Chinese New Year 2016
2016 is the year of Monkey. Chinese New Year 2016 falls on Monday, 8 February 2016

Chinese New Year 2017
2017 is the year of Rooster. Chinese New Year 2017 falls on Saturday, 28 January 2017

Chinese New Year 2018
2018 is the year of Dog. Chinese New Year 2018 falls on Friday, 16 February 2018

Chinese New Year 2019
2019 is the year of Pig. Chinese New Year 2019 falls on Tuesday, 5 February 2019

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