Chinese New Year Calendar


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The Chinese New Year celebration was said to start from the year 2697BC. The Yellow Emperor or Huangdi, formerly romanized as Huang-ti, is one of the legendary Chinese sovereigns and culture heroes included among the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors. Tradition holds that Huangdi 100 years reigned from 2697 BC.


Most scholars now agree that the Yellow Emperor was originally a deity who was later transformed into a human figure.

The cult was particularly prominent in the late Warring States and early Han period, when he was portrayed as the originator of the centralized state, a cosmic ruler, and a patron of esoteric arts. Traditionally credited with numerous inventions and innovations, the Yellow Emperor is now regarded as the initiator of Chinese civilization and said to be the ancestor of all Chinese. According to legends, the beginning of Chinese New Years started with the fight against a mythical beast called the “Year”. The “Year” looks like ox with lion head and it stays in the sea. At the night of New Year’s Eve, the “Year” will come out to harm people, animals, and proprieties. Later people found that the “Year” is afraid of red color, fire, and loud sound. Therefore, for self protection, people form the habit of posting red Dui Lian in front of the house, launching fireworks, and handing lantern at year end.

1900-01-31 White Metal Rat, the 4597th Chinese year.
1901-02-19 White Metal Cow
1902-02-08 Black Water Tiger
1903-01-29 Black Water Rabbit
1904-02-16 Green Wood Dragon
1905-02-04 Green Wood Snake
1906-01-25 Red Fire Horse
1907-02-13 Red Fire Sheep
1908-02-02 Brown Earth Monkey
1909-01-22 Brown Earth Chicken
1910-02-10 White Metal Dog
1911-01-30 White Metal Pig
1912-02-18 Black Water
1913-02-06 Black Water Cow
1914-01-26 Green Wood Tiger
1915-02-14 Green Wood Rabbit
1916-02-04 Red Fire Dragon
1917-01-23 Red Fire Snake
1918-02-11 Brown Earth Horse
1919-02-01 Brown Earth Sheep
1920-02-20 White Metal Monkey
1921-01-08 White Metal Chicken
1922-01-28 Black Water Dog
1923-02-16 Black Water Pig
1924-02-05 Green Wood Rat
1925-01-24 Green Wood Cow
1926-02-13 Red Fire Tiger
1927-02-02 Red Fire Rabbit
1928-01-23 Brown Earth Dragon
1929-02-29 Brown Earth Snake
1930-01-29 Horse
1931-02-17 Sheep
1932-02-06 Monkey
1933-01-26 Rooster
1934-02-14 Dog
1935-02-04 Pig
1936-01-24 Rat
1937-02-11 Ox
1938-01-31 Tiger
1939-02-19 Rabbit
1940-02-08 Dragon
1941-01-27 Snake
1942-02-15 Horse
1943-02-04 Sheep
1944-01-25 Monkey
1945-02-13 Rooster
1946-02-01 Dog
1947-01-22 Pig
1948-02-10 Rat
1949-01-29 Ox
1950-02-17 Tiger
1951-02-06 Rabbit
1952-01-27 Dragon
1953-02-14 Snake
1954-02-03 Horse
1955-01-24 Sheep
1956-02-12 Monkey
1957-01-31 Rooster
1958-02-18 Dog
1959-02-08 Pig
1960-01-28 Rat
1961-02-15 Ox
1962-02-05 Tiger
1963-01-25 Rabbit
1964-02-13 Dragon
1965-02-02 Snake
1966-01-21 Horse
1967-02-09 Sheep
1968-01-30 Monkey
1969-02-17 Rooster
1970-02-06 Dog
1971-01-27 Pig
1972-02-15 Rat
1973-02-03 Ox
1974-01-23 Tiger
1975-02-11 Rabbit
1976-01-31 Dragon
1977-02-18 Snake
1978-02-07 Horse
1979-01-28 Sheep
1980-02-16 Monkey
1981-02-05 Rooster
1982-01-25 Dog
1983-02-13 Pig
1984-02-02 Rat
1985-02-20 Ox
1986-02-09 Tiger
1987-01-29 Rabbit
1988-02-17 Dragon
1989-02-06 Snake
1990-01-27 Horse
1991-02-15 Sheep
1992-02-04 Monkey
1993-01-23 Rooster
1994-02-10 Dog
1995-01-31 Pig
1996-02-19 Rat
1997-02-07 Ox
1998-01-28 Tiger
1999-02-16 Rabbit
2000-02-05 Dragon
2001-01-24 Snake
2002-02-12 Horse
2003-02-01 Sheep
2004-01-22 Monkey
2005-02-09 Rooster
2006-01-29 Dog
2007-02-18 Pig
2008-02-07 Rat
2009-01-26 Ox
2010-02-14 Tiger
2011-02-03 Rabbit
2012-01-23 Dragon
2013-02-10 Snake
2014-01-31 Horse
2015-02-19 Sheep
2016-02-08 Monkey
2017-01-28 Rooster
2018-02-16 Dog
2019-02-05 Pig
2020-01-25 Rat
2021-02-12 Ox
2022-02-01 Tiger
2023-01-22 Rabbit
2024-02-10 Dragon
2025-01-29 Snake
2026-02-17 Horse
2027-02-06 Sheep
2028-01-26 Monkey
2029-02-13 Rooster
2030-02-03 Dog, the 4727th Chinese year.

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