2016 Happy New Year

Chinese New Year 2016: Year of the Monkey

Chinese New Year for 2016 is Monday, February 8. Learn more about this holiday!

Today marks Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year and the Spring Festival. This holiday begins on the start of the new moon between January 21 and February 20.

It is a major holiday for the Chinese. People celebrate a year of hard work, they rest and relax with family and friends, and they wish for a lucky and prosperous coming year.

This year is the year of the monkey! Monkey years include 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, and 2004.

Here are all the zodiac signs and their years:

  • Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
  • Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
  • Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
  • Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
  • Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
  • Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
  • Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
  • Goat: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
  • Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
  • Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
  • Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
  • Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971
Click here to learn more about your Chinese zodiac symbol

Learn more about this holiday by watching the video below!

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