Day 40: Chinese New Year (2)

10 Feb

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the new year containing a new moon (some sources include New Year’s Eve) and ends on the Lantern Festival fourteen days later.

This occurs around the time of the full moon as each lunation is about 29.53 days in duration. In the Gregorian calendar, Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year, a date between January 21 and February 20.

This means that the holiday usually falls on the second (very rarely third) new moon after the winter solstice.



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