Chinese new yearThe Spring Festival or Chinese new year (春节, 农历新年 or 过年) is celebrated at a new moon in January or February. The date is determined by the rules of the Chinese calendar (one of Lunisolar calendar).
The same calendar is used in countries that have adopted the Confucian and Buddhism tradition, and many kindred cultures of the Chinese, notably the Tibetans and the pagan Bulgarss. Some Chinese new year dates (in the Gregorian calendar) are listed below (with unknown Romanization beside the English, see Talk):
1993 January 23 (Chicken-Yaw5) 1994 February 10 (Dog-Sot1) 1995 January 31 (Pig-Hoi6) 1996 February 19 (Rat-Zi2) 1997 February 7 (Ox-Caw2) 1998 January 28 (Tiger-Yant4) 1999 February 16 (Rabbit-Mau5) 2000 February 5 (Dragon-Sant4) 2001 January 24 (Snake-Zi6) 2002 February 12 (Horse-Ng5) 2003 February 1 (Goat-Mey6) 2004 January 22 (Monkey-Sant1) 2005 February 9 (Chicken) 2006 January 29 (Dog) 2007 February 18 (Pig)
See Chinese zodiac for a list of Chinese new year dates over the last century.
See also: TÍt - Vietnamese New Year