( Year of the Dragon starts on 1/23/2012)


(New year begins on 1/23/2012) 
(The current Chinese year is the Year of the Dragon)

Chinese New Year



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Last modified: 12-26-2011


  • 2012 is Year 4709 by Chinese Calendar.
    2011 is Year 4708 by Chinese Calendar.
    2010 is Year 4707 by Chinese Calendar.
    2009 is Year 4706 by Chinese Calendar

  • At some web sites, the year quoted may differ by one year. For a detailed explanation as to how this happened, see the Reference Here.


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  • Chinese calendar

  • Chinese New Year Days
    • 2005 Feb 9
      2006 Jan 29
      2007 Feb 18
      2008 Feb 7
      2009 Jan 26
      2010 Feb 14
      2011 Feb 3
      2012 Jan 23
  • What is the Chinese New Year's Day in Year 2011?
    • February 3, 2011 is the first day of the Chinese new year - Year of the Rabbit..


    There are three ways to name a Chinese year:
    1. By an animal (like a mscot).
    2. 2008 is known as the Year of the Rat.
      2009 is the Year of the Ox.
      2010 is the Year of the Tiger
      There are 12 animal names; so by this system, year names are repeated every 12 years. More.

    3. By its Formal Name (Stem-Branch).
      2011 is the year of XinMao .

      2010 is the year of Geng Yin .

      2009 is the Year of Ji Chou.

    4. In the 'Stem-Branch' system, the years are counted in 60-year Cycles, so that the Name of the Year is repeated every 60 years.
      2010 is the11-th year in the current 60-year Cycle.
      2009 is the 10-th year in the current 60-year Cycle.

      A "Cycle" is analogous to a "century" in the International Calendar system which is 100 years long.

    5. 2010 is Year 4707 in the Chinese Caledar.
      2009 is Year 4706 in the Chinese Calendar.

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