When is Chinese New Year in 2023? What animal is celebrated in 2023 according to the Chinese zodiac? Check out this Chinese New Year 2023 and find out all you need to know about this years' Chinese New Year!
Chinese New Year (or "Spring Festival" in modern Mainland China) is China's most important traditional festival and is celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar, which consists of both Gregorian and lunar-solar calendar systems. In general, the Chinese New Year starts anytime between the end of January and mid-February.
When Is Chinese New Year 2023?
The Chinese New Year of 2023 is officially starting on Sunday, January 21st, 2023, and ends 9th of February 2023. The holiday and festival will last until January 21st which is about 19 days in total. As an official public holiday, Chinese people can get seven days' absence from work, from January 10th to February the 9th, but most will celebrate longer.
The Most Important Dates of Chinese New Year
- Chinese New Year's Eve: the day of family reunions
- Chinese calendar: 除夕 Chúxī /choo-sshee or 'getting-rid-of evening'
- Chinese New Year's Day: the day of (close) family visits and New Year greetings
- Chinese calendar: 初一 Chūyī or choo-ee or 'first 1'
According to the Chinese Zodiac, which is a cycle of 12 different animals, the Chinese year beginning in 2023 is the year of the Rabbit. So, considering each Chinese zodiac year begins on Chinese New Year's Day, all children that are born on or after January 22nd, 2023 are Rabbit. 2023 Is the Year of the Rabbit according to the Chinese zodiac. The heavenly branch is 'Water rabbit'.
The people born in the year of the Rabbit can be best friends with Goats, Dogs and Pigs.
The Rabbit is the fourth animal symbol in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The years of the Rabbit include 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 19271937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, and so on.
People born in the year of the Rabbit are vigilant, witty, quick-minded, and ingenious.
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