Year of the Dog

Chinese New Year 2018

Celebrate and learn about the Chinese Spring Festival

8 Days
Feb 8th–15th
Little Year

Preparation for the new year begins on February 8th, 2018, and lasts until New Years Eve.

11 Days
Feb 16th–26th
Spring Festival

Chinese New Year officially begins on February 16th, 2018, and ends on March 2nd.

4 Days
Feb 27th–Mar 2nd
Lantern Festival

Preparations begin the 27th, and the Lantern Festival is held on March 2nd.


From the terrible monster Nian, to gods and superstitions, discover the origins of the Spring Festival.


Red pockets, or 红包 (hóng bāo), are small red envelopes filled with lucky money and given to children.


Shown once a year on new year's eve, CCTV's Gala is the signature variety show of the Spring Festival.