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Chinese New Year: People welcome year of the rooster across the globe

Gregorian Calendar Which Is Traditionally Used In The UK Is Different From This One As It Totally Depends On The Moon. Every Year The Chinese New Year Is Celebrated On Different Dates, But It Will Fall Sometime Between 21 January And 20 February.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Neha Singh | Updated on: 28 Jan 2017, 11:33:37 AM
Chinese New Year: People welcome year of the rooster across the globe (Image: ANI)

New Delhi:

Chinese New Year or in another word the Lunar New Year is being celebrated across the globe. This year the new year begins on Saturday 28,2017.

You may be thinking why does it fall at this time of the year so when a new moon is seen the lunar new year begins.

Gregorian" calendar which is traditionally used in the UK is different from this one as it totally depends on the moon.Every year the Chinese New Year is celebrated on different dates, but it will fall sometime between 21 January and 20 February.

According to the reports in 2018, the new year will start on 16 February.

What is Chinese New Year?

# Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival.

# It is one of the most important occasions in the Chinese calendar.

# In Chinese tradition, each year is named after one of twelve animals, which feature in the Chinese zodiac.

# 2016 was the year of the monkey, while 2017 will be the year of rooster.

# The next time it will be the year of the rooster is 2029, as this is in 12 years' time.

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First Published : 28 Jan 2017, 11:19:00 AM