Chinese New Year (Day) will be on Friday, February 16, 2018
We are celebrating the Year of the Dog (Earth Element).
The festival will last to March 2nd, about 15 days in total.
Kicking off the main festivities is the Little Year on February 8th, with the Spring Festival officially beginning February 16th (the 15th is New Year's Eve) and ending with the Lantern Festival on March 2nd.
New Years Eve; The reunion dinner, the most important meal of the year, takes place on this day. After dinner, the children will receive red envelopes. The family will then stay up late and wait for the New Year (守岁—shǒu suì).
As an official public holiday, Chinese people can get seven days' absence from work, from Thursday, February 15th to Wednesday February 21st.
FoK says IGG will be taking the Holiday from Wednesday February 14th through Thursday February 22nd.
**So be prepared for no server maintenance and no support during this time!!
Chinese New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world. It’s the most important holiday in China and to Chinese people all over.
|Solar date (2018)||Lunar date||Title|
|February 8th||December 23rd||Little Year (小年—xiǎo nián)|
|February 15th||December 30th||New Year's Eve (除夕—chúxì)|
|February 16th||January 1st||Spring Festival (春节—chūn jié)|
|February 17th||January 2nd||To the in-law’s (迎婿日—yíng xù rì)|
|February 18th||January 3rd||Day of the Rat (鼠日—shǔ rì)|
|February 19th||January 4th||Day of the Sheep (羊日—yáng rì)|
|February 20th||January 5th||Break Five (破五—pò wǔ)|
|February 21st||January 6th||Day of the Horse (马日—mǎ rì)|
|February 22nd||January 7th||Day of the Human (人日—rén rì)|
|February 23rd||January 8th||Day of the Millet (谷日节—gǔ rì jié)|
|February 24th||January 9th||Providence Health (天公生—tiān gōng shēng)|
|February 25th||January 10th||Stone Festival (石头节—shí tou jié)|
|February 26th||January 11th||Son-in-law Day (子婿日—zǐ xù rì)|
|February 27th – March 1st||January 12th–14th||Lantern Festival Preperations|
|March 2nd||January 15th||Lantern Festival (元宵节—yuán xiāo jié)|
This years suggested site for more info; https://chinesenewyear2018.com/
Happy New Year: 新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè)
春节快乐 (chūn jiē kuài lè)
Happy Spring Festival in Mandarin
DST Europe* March 25, 2018
First Day of Spring March 20, 2018