Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year 2020

Celebrate and learn about the Chinese Spring Festival

8 Days
Jan 17th–24th
Little Year

Preparations for the new year begin on January 17th, 2020, and last until New Years Eve.

11 Days
Jan 25th–Feb 4th
Spring Festival

Chinese New Year officially begins on January 25th, 2020, and ends on February 4th.

4 Days
Feb 5th–8th
Lantern Festival

Preparations begin the 5th, and the Lantern Festival is held on February 8th.


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


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


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