Year of the Dragon

Chinese New Year 2024

When is Chinese New Year 2024? Saturday, February 10th

Chinese New Year 2024 falls on Saturday, February 10th, 2024, and celebrations culminate with the Lantern Festival on February 24th, 2024.

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 10th–February 16th, 2024).

What is the 2024 Chinese Zodiac? Dragon

Chinese New Year marks the transition between zodiac signs: 2024 is the Year of the Dragon; 2023 the Year of the Rabbit.

8 Days
Feb 2nd–9th
Little Year

Preparations for the new year begin on February 2nd, 2024, and last until New Years Eve.

11 Days
Feb 10th–Feb 20th
Spring Festival

Chinese New Year officially begins on February 10th, 2024, and ends on February 20th.

4 Days
Feb 21st–24th
Lantern Festival

Preparations begin the 21st, and the Lantern Festival is held on February 24th.


Ancient Myths, Modern Customs

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Gifts, Decor, and So Much More


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