The Chinese new year 2017 is starting on Saturday, 28th January 2017. Everyone knows that all powerful nations have their own standards and traditions all across the world. Among those all, Chinese have their definite traditions and the biggest occasion which is only concerned with Chinese is their particular New Year.
Why does the date change every year
The Chinese set New Year dates according to the moon using the lunar calendar. When New Year comes in China, there is a season of Spring Festival which is celebrated by every China’s citizen. Such Spring Festival comes and honored at the 23rd date of 12th which is last lunar month of Chinese calendar. This fantastic festival remains to continue for consecutive twenty-three days until the starting of the third week of the first lunar month of the Chinese calendar.
Chinese does not follow the Gregorian calendar in which the first month is January and the last month is December. Usually, Chinese first lunar month starts between the 21 January and 20 February of Gregorian calendar which is a reason for the difference between the dates of both types of calendars.
Each month in the calendar of Chinese people is of 29 or 30 days following the moon. Therefore, their calendar pattern is not matched with the dates of an ordinary calendar. As the January is going on, it means the Chinese New Year is going to start and not much far from now. New Year is the biggest event of holidays to enjoy and welcome the new life following the calendar which has its rules and interests for every native of China.
Why Chinese calendar is so famous in the world
The basic factor which makes the Chinese calendar as prominent and famous in the world is that its dates do not remain the same in every year. There is always a combination of lunar and solar calendar to decide and make the dates of this unique calendar. A calendar which Chinese use consists of 354 or 355 days and they use this calendar to predict and determine the dates of special festivals, social traditions, and ceremonies.
Although for non-Chinese individuals, this calendar may be very complicated and challenging to learn, but all Chinese understand this ancient calendar very well. There are many other attractive and valuable facts about the calendar which are used by china’s population. The name of every year of Chinese is the name of specific animals. These names of animals have a significant impact on their traditions, success, luck, and ceremonies.
The year of the duration 8-02-2016 to 27-01-2017 is the name monkey. And the upcoming new Chinese year 28-01-2017 to 15-02-2018 is known as the rooster, the beautiful animal. Also, the names of next new 15 years have been assigned in advance for the sake of nation’s benefits.
The most important phenomenon in the calendars of Chinese is that its starting and ending dates keep on changing every time. The reason is very straightforward and easy to understand. As already stated above, the moon is responsible for all dates, starting and ending of months, therefore when the moon complete its cycle around the earth the new Chinese calendar starts, and it takes 29 days. So, with the difference of a number of days per month between Western calendar and Chinese calendar, there is a big contrast in their dates and every time Chinese calendar starts at the different time as compared to western calendar.
Chinese New Year History
Chinese New year is a great event which is celebrated by the 20% population of the world. The history of this is as old as 3000 years. Every Chinese know the basic history and origin of their New Year and festival called Spring Festival.
Researchers have shown that the history can be traced back to the 3700 years when there was the rule of ancient Chinese society of Agrarian. The people belonged to this community have their specific rules and regulations for worship and social affairs.
There were many ceremonies and traditions were held by the aged persons of society; therefore, there was a need for any time standard to predict the exact time space. To fulfill this demand they used the rotations of the moon to ensure the particular worships at a definite time.
Since that long time, there is a use of solar and lunar calendars in China to follow the period. The festival which is celebrated at the beginning of each New Year has a broad history and has been celebrated by dynasties of Chinese society.
In the modern era, there are many stories also present in their society which show the different customs and complete Chinese New Year history. No doubt, every native of this country know very well about all facts and celebrate the Chinese New Year with full of heart and love.
Chinese New Year 2017
Chinese New Year is just going to start in few days. It is not a small happening because about more than 1.35 billion individuals are waiting for it. The coming year will start from 28-01-2017 and will end at 15-02-2018 completing the duration of the Chinese calendar.
At 28 January 2017, there is the first day of Chinese year 2017 which shows the first day of a new moon and starting of the new calendar. The name of this new coming year is rooster which may be a lucky symbol for all Chinese and this New Year is also known as a red chicken year. Everyone is trying hard to complete all routine tasks before the ending of
The name of this new coming year is rooster which may be a lucky symbol for all Chinese and this New Year is also known as a red chicken year. Everyone is trying hard to complete all routine tasks before the ending of present old year having time scheduled from 8-02-2016 to 27-01-2017 in China.
Chinese New Year crafts
The specially designed crafts are a symbol of any country. China is also one of such country which is recognized due to its colorful and beautiful crafts. The occasion of New Year is also the season of attractive crafts in China.
There are several types and designs of crafts have been introduced in this country along last ten years. These crafts help each Chinese to show the love and respect to others in more glorious and suitable manner.
Chinese make Chinese New Year crafts and every children and elder take a keen interest in it. Some valuable and famous crafts include lantern crafts, blossom crafts, origami crafts, paper cut crafts, bowl crafts, handprint goldfish crafts, tissue paper crafts, drum crafts, firecracker crafts, kite crafts, crossword puzzles, dragon pop up cards, lion costumes and puppet, and much more.
With each next year, there is a significant increase in new designs and new crafts to ensure the real happiness and biggest celebrations of that New Year.
Chinese new year holidays 2017
There are official vacations all across the country to welcome and celebrate the year’s first days and the spring festival. At these incidents, every Chinese have many reasons to meet and gather together with others.
In these days, there are many interesting and favorable things take place in the society, and it gives a reason to show the love and support for all levels of religion personalities.
Every building and roads are decorated with lights and decorating stuff in China, and everyone knows the cause of these decorations and celebrations.
Thus, in brief, it can be stated that every first two weeks of new Chinese year are very much important for all who live in this country. Recently, there are many predictions have been made by for China related to its progress and population’s interest.
Every citizen of China should be proud to be Chinese because the coming new year will also remain exclusive and beneficial for them and they will make more progress in all fields of life as compared to any other country.
How is Chinese new year celebrated
Every New Year in China is celebrated at its peak and starts according to the first month of Chinese calendar. At the starting of a year, there is a huge and biggest festival celebrated by every single citizen of this country. The goal of the celebration is to welcome the New Year and promise each other for hard working, sincerity, and luck for the whole year.
There are various successful stories are legends take part in the festival ceremony. This festival is known as Spring Festival and consider as the biggest occasion when the Chinese families get together and celebrate without any worry. The buildings are decorated, and every street has its charm in these days.
There is an invitation to every Chinese native to join several cultural activities including the temple fairs, selected restaurants, and other historical places to ensure the good luck for the whole remaining year.
Chinese New Year Calendar
The Chinese new year 2017 is starting on 28th February. It is the year of Rooster that will start from 28th February and ends on February 15th, 2017.
|Chinese New Year Date
||Day of Week
| 14th February
| 3rd February
| 23rd January
| 10th February
| 31st January
| 19th February
| 8th February
| 28th January
| 16th February
| 5th February
| 25th January
| 12th February
Chinese New Year Greetings 2017
Happy New Year! It is advised to enjoy every morning of New Year 2017. Also, every night of this year is going to be special for you.
It is a time to celebrate this year and let’s welcome it with our hearts and souls. It will never come again and again.
May your goals and expectations come true in this world! May you get the real purpose of your life in this New Year!
Beauty, love, inspiration and respect is waiting for you in New Year. Don’t forget to take anything which is important for you.
In this New Year, you will meet with new people and go to new places. This year is special and should be treated as special.
In 2017, the dreams of 2016 are with you. It is happy to feel the memories of last year and struggle for your dreams.
Happy New Year! Happy New Year! Happy New Year! Believe me; this year is full of excitement and charm for you.
My dear, the new chapter of your life is started. You are great and can handle every situation without any problem. Good luck for New Year achievements.
Say hi to the New Year in this world. It is a great way to welcome this.
Make sure you are welcoming and enjoying the New Year. I would like to be with you in every month of this year.
Chinese New Year Wishes 2017
A fabulous year is among us. Our expectations and love for each other are at peak and we are ready to get our goals.
12 months of success are waiting and serving us. It is a pleasure to spend every month with relatives and family.
No one knows what will happen next in this year. But one thing everyone knows that this year will be more excited than the previous one.
Many thanks to all years which you have spent. Now, it is an occasion to think and plan about new and coming years to satisfy your needs.
Happy New Year is always amazing to hear. My ears were waiting to hear about this since several months.
I am glad to get another New Year in our lives. My best wishes are with you, my dear friend. Keep celebrating this without any hesitation.
Decide everything very well and do everything with your mind. New Year has many advantages for you.
The new book of life is here with 2017. This book has 365 pages separated with one another. May you get every page with full of happiness and fulfillment of desires.
The new book of your life has been opened; every chapter has its own stories. Don’t worry all chapters contain the main heading of success.
The book of New Year 2017 is totally blank at this time. You will put words on every page with the ink of confident.