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In 2020 Chinese New Year’s Eve falls on January 24th and the festivities continue through to the Lantern Festival on February 8th. 2020 is the Year of the Rat.

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Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year's Day's date is calculated according to the Chinese lunar calendar, hence the date is different each year on the Gregorian (internationally used) calendar, but always in the period January 21 to February 20.