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Chinese New Year – China's Grandest Festival & Longest Public Holiday

Feb. 06, 2024

Chinese New Year – China's Grandest Festival

2024 Chinese New Year date: Feb. 10th, Saturday, Year of the Dragon

Long Zhuo Holiday Time: Feb.8th to Feb.18th

Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is the grandest festival in China, usually with a 7-8 days' holiday. As the most colorful annual event, the traditional CNY celebration lasts longer, up to two weeks, and the climax arrives around the Lunar New Year's Eve.

Chinese New Year – China's Grandest Festival

Why is it called Spring Festival?

The festival date is in January or February, around the Chinese solar term the 'Beginning of Spring', so it is also named the 'Spring Festival'.


When is Chinese New Year?

Unlike the universal New Year observed on January 1st, Chinese New Year is never on a fixed date. The dates vary according to the Chinese lunar calendar but generally fall on a day between January 21st and February 20th in the Gregorian calendar. 

How long is the festival? Most people in China have at least seven days off work, including three days' legal holiday, and the preceding and following weekends.

Time for Family Reunion

Like Christmas in Western countries, Chinese New Year is a time to be home with family, chatting, drinking, cooking, and enjoying a hearty meal together.


Most of the factories will be shut down by the end of January. Our workers will return home to celebrate the New Year with their families. The Chinese people are very industrious and have no rest in a year. Many of them are far away from home for work and they attach great importance to the arrival of the New Year, so they go home earlier than the legal holiday time to prepare everything for the New Year and also give themselves a good rest.

China during this period is dominated by iconic red lanterns, loud fireworks, massive banquets, and parades, and the festival even triggers exuberant celebrations across the globe.

In 2024 Chinese New Year festival falls on Feb. 10. It is the Year of the Dragon according to the Chinese zodiac, which features a 12-year cycle with each year represented by a specific animal. People born in the Years of the Dragon including 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, and 2024 will experience their Zodiac Year of Birth (Ben Ming Nian).

On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, Long Zhuo extends to you and your family our warmest greetings, wishing you a happy new year, your career greater success, and your family happiness. Welcome to China and welcome to visit our company in the New Year of 2024.

Chinese New Year – China's Grandest Festival