In China they are already started to count down for Chinese New Year. This famous festival is also known as Spring Festival, and is the most important traditional holiday in China.

When Is Chinese New Year in 2017?

The coming Chinese New Year is on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 (to Wednesday February 15th, 2017).

What is the zodiac sign for Chinese New Year 2017?

This year's animal zodiac sign is the Rooster ( 雞 / 鸡 (酉))
The Rooster is associated with the Earthly Branch:
Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Metal.

Most Important Dates of Chinese New Year in 2017:

  • 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'

How long is Chinese New Year Holiday?

The Official Holiday is  7 Days. However, for most Chinese, thisfestival will be longer than official dates. Due to the fact that Chinese people are a hard working group of people, they cherish this holiday so much since they have free time to spend with their family and loved-ones. Since the population in China is also the largest in the world (1,376,049,000 estimated in 2015), this requires a lot of logistic issues in the country. Due to these issues, often people leave earlier and/or start later, which might extend the official Chinese new year with 1 or 2 extra weeks.

Why is Chinese New Year on these dates?

According to the Chinese New Year in Beijing Hutong. Similar to Christmas or New Year celebrations in other countries. The dates are different for each year according to the Gregorian (internationally-used) calendar, but it was always celebrated between January 21th and February 20th. Chinese New Year was set to overlap with the resting time just before a new cycle of farm work begins, as a time of preparation.

Chinese New Year printable templates

Find below some templates related to the Chinese New Year Spring festival theme:

Chinese New Year overview 1930 to 2030
A good way to keep track of Chinese New Year is to find an overview that provides the festival/holiday dates for each year. Find here a free calendar template that provides insight in all the previous and future Chinese New Years from 1930 to 2030 to come: //www.allbusinesstemplates.com/template/OM7FD/

Chinese New Year Poster Year Of The Rooster 2017
Are you born in the year of the rooster? What characteristics have people born in the year of the rooster? Download this free poster about Chinese zodiac animal Rooster and the persons' characteristics now!

Lucky Money Red Envelope Chinese New Year 2017
This lucky money red envelope template has a Chinese design with and is suitable for Chinese gifts during New Year in China. This is a free Chinese lucky money envelope template, which you can download for free.