Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year 2019

Celebrate and learn about the Chinese Spring Festival

8 Days
Jan 28th–Feb 4th
Little Year

Preparations for the new year begin on January 28th, 2019, and last until New Years Eve.

11 Days
Feb 5th–15th
Spring Festival

Chinese New Year officially begins on February 5th, 2019, and ends on February 19th.

4 Days
Feb 16th–19th
Lantern Festival

Preparations begin the 16th, and the Lantern Festival is held on February 19th.

Traditions

From the terrible monster Nian, to gods and superstitions, discover the origins of the Spring Festival.

Festivities

Red pockets, or 红包 (hóng bāo), are small red envelopes filled with lucky money and given to children.

Festivities

Shown once a year on new year's eve, CCTV's Gala is the signature variety show of the Spring Festival.