Chinese lunisolar* calendar starts on the new moon night between January 19th & February 21st. Traditionally the New Year was celebrated for 2 weeks.
Year of the (Fire) Rooster started 28 Feb 2017, next start: 2/16/18 (dog) & 2/5/19 (pig). Cycle resumes on 25Jan2020, A Year of the Rat, then 12Feb21 (ox), 1Feb22 (tiger) & 22Jan23(rabbit).
(*) - lunisolar, not purely lunar as the Islamic calendar.
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Tibetan New Year
This year Chinese New Year and Tibetan New Year coincide and begin on February 7th. According to the Tibetan calendar, the year 2008 will be the year of "Tushu" or "earth rat".