When Chinese New Year 2019? Where Do People Celebrate?

When Chinese New Year 2019? Where Do People Celebrate? What to expect when Chinese New Year officially begins.  Chinese New Year is a time of happiness and good fortune and it’s important to spread the goodwill.

When Chinese New Year 2019?

February 5th, 2019 – February 19th

Where Do People Celebrate?

Hey everyone,

Firstly I like to thank you for stopping by and reading my post.  Hope you having a fantastic day.  Wow where do I start.  Chinese New Year for 2019 starts in February the 5th and continues all the way to 19th February.  This is celebrated not only in China but all around the world.

When Chinese New Year 2019

Where Do People Celebrate? – Very Popular

  • Beijing, China
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Hong Kong
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Shanghai, China
  • San Francisco Chinese New Year parade is said to be the largest and oldest outside of Asia.
  • Paris, France
  • London, UK
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Manila, The Philippines
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Los Angeles, USA

Of course these are just some of the many popular places people celebrate Chinese New Years.  Do you have a great picture from a Chinese New Years, Love to see some, feel Free to comment below.

  • When Chinese New Year 2019?
  • February 5th, 2019 – February 19th

What To Expect On February 5th – Celebrations

  • Chinese New Year is a time of happiness and good fortune and it’s important to spread the goodwill.
  • Quarrels, fights, or negative attitudes during this time will bring you bad luck.
  • Visit your family and friends often to share the New Year with them. Discuss what happened in the previous year, your plans for the coming one, and just overall enjoy your time together.
  • Say “Gong Xi,” pronounced “gong zee.” This means “Congratulations!”
  • Chinese New Year, or the Chinese Spring Festival, is the most significant holiday for Chinese.
  • It lasts for the first fifteen days of the Chinese lunar calendar, which varies from year to year.
  • The celebration includes
  • Chinese New Year parades are a rare opportunity to watch costumed dragon dancers and lion dancers.

When Chinese New Year 2019

  • Decorations
  • Parades
  • Folk traditions
  • Wonderful feasts
  • Set off fireworks at midnight when the New Year begins.
  • The loud noises are thought to scare the bad spirits away
  • Expect a lot of noise and excitement if you’re living in a Chinese community!

New Year Fireworks

Interesting to Note

Chinese go to temples to pray for good luck during the New Year celebration period. Show gratitude and respect for your ancestors. Traditional customs associated with this, such as bowing to a shrine dedicated to them.  People also burn incense sticks and have their fortunes told. Fortune sticks near the entrance to the temple can usually be found.  Questions are asked then people shake the tube until a numbered stick falls out. You can then get a fortune teller to interpret.

Cleaning Your Home

  • Don’t clean during this time,  because you can “sweep away” the good luck
  • Therefore by cleaning the home just before this time of year will “sweep away the bad luck”
  • This makes the house ready for the good luck to start entering again.
  • A new haircut is often done.

Red is the Color of Good Luck in Chinese Culture

China 2019

  • Often used for new year decorations.
  • The number “8” also symbolizes good luck and wealth
  • Paint your door, door frame, or window panes red for a real change
  • Paste paper cutouts depict scenes from Chinese mythology, and are traditionally put up on south and north facing windows.
  • Chinese New Year paintings and artwork.
  • Write spring-themed couplets yourself on red paper.
  • Made of red paper Lanterns are one of the most common decorations during Chinese New Year.
  • Chinese new years, makes this time of year a beautiful scene.

Common things to wear for Chinese New Year

  • Avoid wearing black during the celebration period.  Black symbolizes bad luck.
  • Traditional Chinese clothing, this is the perfect time to wear it.
  • Beautiful silk clothing. Associated with joy, happiness, good luck, wealth and good fortune
  • Red clothes in the spirit of the celebrations.
  • Gold is another suitable color
  • This is a time of good fortune

When Chinese New Year 2019

  • When Chinese New Year 2019?
  • February 5th, 2019 – February 19th

How Many People Celebrate Chinese New Year?

  • About 1.5 billion people will welcome the Year of the Pig

Are you going to be one of them?

Please Leave Questions and Comments Below

8 thoughts on “When Chinese New Year 2019? Where Do People Celebrate?

  1. Author’s gravatar

    I live in the Philippines and it’s quite interesting to see how the Chinese celebrate their new year traditions. there’s lots of red and gold all over the place, lively fireworks, and a plethora of dishes.

    The decorations are also a sight to behold, especially the lanterns. They give great ambience and certainly boost the mood of the new year celebration. And don’t forget the dragon displays!

    1. Author’s gravatar

      Awesome comment Mike.

      Love to see any pictures if you have any, you can email sam@bestplace2.com. love to add them to the post

  2. Author’s gravatar

    My daughter is going to be in San Francisco this year in February and is so excited to be able to go to their Chinese New Year parade.  I appreciate all the information about since I want to get her something for Christmas that she can wear during her trip.  A red jacket or scarf for good luck sounds perfect–thank you!

    1. Author’s gravatar

      Great choice in Color Janelle.

      Try to encourage her not to wear black during this time, I know it not easy as it is very popular for ladies to wear these days. Just I love for your daughter to have as much good luck in the coming year as she can.

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    I have always wondered how the chinese calendar runs but never taking much time to research the details. How did the chinese arrive at February 5th to 19th as the new year weeks. Its obvious the chinese really do love yo celebrate. 

    During this time Chinese travel home from all over the world to be with family and friends and ti partake in the festivities of the moment . This festivities are often full of traditions and believes , from decorations to colours to various activities carried out.  They are all symbolic.

    1. Author’s gravatar

      Great question Zuchii,

      Another name Chinese new year goes by is the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. The dates change every year due to the date being determined by the first new moon that appears between January 21 and February 20. then goes for 15 days.

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    The New Year is a fantastic time of celebration, but the Chinese take this to a whole new level with 15 days of celebrating and getting together with family and friends. I live in Sydney and love going to Chinatown during the Chinese New Year to watch the dragon dancers and lion dancers.

    I was interested to learn that they celebrate the Chinese New Year in Paris. I think that this would be a great time of year to visit Paris and be immersed in both the Chinese and French culture at the same time. 

    1. Author’s gravatar

      Hey Suzie,

      Would love to see some pictures from this years Chinese new year celebrations in Sydney if you go.

      sam@bestplace2.com is my email if you got any photos. would love to add them to the post:)


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