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When is Chinese New Year in 2009?

Chinese New Year in 2009 is on Monday, the 26th of January (26/1/2009).

According to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle, the Chinese year beginning in 2009 is the year of the Ox. Each Chinese zodiac year begins on Chinese New Year's Day.

Ox years are believed to be the most unlucky for people born in previous years of the Ox.

Chinese New Year, also known as the "Spring Festival" in modern Mainland China, is China's most important traditional festival, celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar, which consists of both Gregorian and lunar-solar calendar systems. Chinese New Year can begin anytime between late January and mid-February.

China's Spring Festival public holiday starts on the Chinese New Year, and lasts for 7 days.

Dates of Chinese New Year by year

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