( Year of the Snake starts on 2/10/2013)


(New year begins on 2/10/2013) 
(The coming Chinese year is the Year of the Snake)

Chinese New Year



Last modified: 1-27-2013


  • 2013 is Year 4710 by Chinese Calendar.
    2012 is Year 4709 by Chinese Calendar.
    2011 is Year 4708 by Chinese Calendar.
    2010 is Year 4707 by Chinese Calendar.
    2009 is Year 4706 by Chinese Calendar

  • At some web sites, the year quoted may differ by one year. For a detailed explanation as to how this happened, see the Reference Here.


  • Chinese New Year Graphics
  • New Year Graphics


  • Chinese calendar

  • Chinese New Year Days
    • 2005 Feb 9
      2006 Jan 29
      2007 Feb 18
      2008 Feb 7
      2009 Jan 26
      2010 Feb 14
      2011 Feb 3
      2012 Jan 23
      2013 Feb 10
  • What is the Chinese New Year's Day in Year 2011?
    • February 3, 2011 is the first day of the Chinese new year - Year of the Rabbit..


    There are three ways to name a Chinese year:
    1. By an animal (like a mscot).
    2. 2008 is known as the Year of the Rat.
      2009 is the Year of the Ox.
      2010 is the Year of the Tiger
      There are 12 animal names; so by this system, year names are repeated every 12 years. More.

    3. By its Formal Name (Stem-Branch).
      2011 is the year of XinMao .

      2010 is the year of Geng Yin .

      2009 is the Year of Ji Chou.

    4. In the 'Stem-Branch' system, the years are counted in 60-year Cycles, so that the Name of the Year is repeated every 60 years.
      2010 is the11-th year in the current 60-year Cycle.
      2009 is the 10-th year in the current 60-year Cycle.

      A "Cycle" is analogous to a "century" in the International Calendar system which is 100 years long.

    5. 2010 is Year 4707 in the Chinese Caledar.
      2009 is Year 4706 in the Chinese Calendar.

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  • 12 Animals

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