Chinese New Year 2017-the Year of the Rooster More >
Chinese new year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, has more than 4,000 years of history, is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people. Normally, the public starts celebrating it from the New Year’s Eve till the Lantern Festival.
According to the Chinese ancient lunar calendar, this year is the Year of the Rooster, a leap year. In the Chinese calendar an ordinary year has 12 months, a leap year has 13 months. An ordinary year has 353, 354 or 355 days and a leap year 383, 384 or 385 days.
The Year of the Rooster this year starts on Saturday on January 28th, 2017 and ends on February 15th, 2018, lasting for 13 months and 383 days. June is the leap month.