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When is Chinese New Year in 2012?

Chinese New Year in 2012 is on Monday, the 23rd of January (23/1/2012).

According to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle, the Chinese year beginning in 2012 is the year of the Dragon. Each Chinese zodiac year begins on Chinese New Year's Day.

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

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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