Chinese New Year 2013

Chinese New Year falls on 10th February, 2013, the year of snake.

New year's eve is 9th January 2013, the 29th day of twelfth months. Many people ask why there are only 29 days, because the Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar, which means it has both elements of a lunar and solar calendar. Chinese New Year starts on the second new moon after the winter solstice unless there is an 11th or 12th intercalary month, in which case it starts on the third new moon. This year the second new moon after winter solstice starts on 10th February.

So it is not accurate to say that Chinese calendar is lunar calendar,  in China, it is commonly known as the Agriculture calendar, or Old calendar.

New Year's Eve
New Year's Day

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