What’s Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year or ‘Spring Festival’ is China’s most important festival and holiday time.
Chinese New Year 2019 falls on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, beginning a year of the Pig.
China’s public holiday will be February 4–10, 2019.
When Is Chinese New Year?
Chinese New Year has a varying date in the period January 21 to February 20. Chinese New Year falls on Tuesday, February 5 in 2019, and on Saturday, January 25 in 2020.
It’s Lunar New Year, day 1 of China’s lunar calendar, which is within a day of the second new moon before the spring equinox moon phase. It’s oddly called Spring Festival, with it being in winter for most of China, but that’s because it “looks forward to spring”.
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The important dates during the period of Chinese New Year:
|Solar Date||Lunar Date||Title|
|January 28th||December 23rd||Little Year|
|February 4th||December 30th||New Year’s Eve|
|February 5th||January 1st||Spring Festival|
|February 19th||January 15th||Lantern Festival|
What’s pig year?
2019 is a Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac, and it’s an Earth Pig year. Years of the Pig include 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, and 2031. In Chinese astrology, each year belongs to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle.
See the dates and what type of Pig you are below.
|Pig Year||When||Type of Pig|
|1935||February 4, 1935 – January 23,1936||Wood Pig|
|1947||January 22, 1947 – February 9, 1948||Fire Pig|
|1959||February 8, 1959 – January 27, 1960||Earth Pig|
|1971||January 27, 1971 – February 14, 1972||Gold Pig|
|1983||February 13, 1983 – February 1, 1984||Water Pig|
|1995||January 30, 1995 – February 18, 1996||Wood Pig|
|2007||February 17, 2007 – February 6, 2008||Fire Pig|
|2019||February 4, 2019 – January 24, 2020||Earth Pig|
|2031||January 22, 2031 – February 10, 2032||Gold Pig|
Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of the Pig?
Lucky numbers: 2, 5, 8, and numbers containing them (like 25 and 58)
Lucky days: the 17th and 24th of every Chinese lunar month
Lucky colors: yellow, gray, brown, gold
Lucky flowers: hydrangea and daisy
Lucky direction: east and southwest
Lucky months: the 2nd, 7th, 10th, and 11th Chinese lunar months
The Unlucky Things for Pigs?
Unlucky color: red, blue, green
Unlucky numbers: 1, 7, and numbers containing them (like 17 and 71)
Unlucky direction: southeast
Unlucky months: the 4th, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months
The Pig’s Personality: Diligent, Compassionate…
Pigs are diligent, compassionate, and generous. They have great concentration: once they set a goal, they will devote all their energy to achieving it. Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they will not refuse to give others a hand. Pigs never suspect trickery, so they are easily fooled.
General speaking, Pigs are relatively calm when facing trouble. No matter how difficult the problems are Pigs encounter, they can handle things properly and carefully. They have a great sense of responsibility to finish what they are engaged in.
Pig’s Fortune in 2019
In 2019, even though Pigs will be in their birth sign year (běnmìngnián: traditionally an unlucky year), Pigs generally have smooth prospects for the coming year. Their overall luck for career, health, and love is normal, while their wealth will increase as they will be well rewarded.