Year of the Ox

Chinese New Year 2021

When is Chinese New Year?

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Chinese New Year 2021 falls on Friday, February 12th, 2021, and celebrations culminate with the Lantern Festival on February 26th, 2021. See the full calendar.

How long is Chinese New Year?

16 Days

Celebrations last up to 16 days, but only the first 7 days are considered a public holiday (February 11th–17th, 2021).

What is the 2021 Chinese zodiac?

Year of the Ox

Chinese New Year marks the transition between zodiac signs: 2021 is the year of the Ox; 2020 the year of the Rat.

8 Days
Feb 4th–11th
Little Year

Preparations for the new year begin on February 4th, 2021, and last until New Years Eve.

11 Days
Feb 12th–Feb 22nd
Spring Festival

Chinese New Year officially begins on February 12th, 2021, and ends on February 22nd.

4 Days
Feb 23rd–26th
Lantern Festival

Preparations begin the 23rd, and the Lantern Festival is held on February 26th.


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