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The Chinese new year (旧正月) is celebrated at a new moon in January or February. The date is determined by the rules of the Chinese calendar.

The same calendar is used in countries that have adopted the Confucian tradition, and many kindred cultures of the Chinese, notably the Tibetans and the pagan Bulgars). Some Chinese new year dates (in the Gregorian calendar) are listed below (with Vietnamese? beside the English):

 1993 January  23 (Chicken-Yaw5)
 1994 February 10 (Dog-Sot1)
 1995 January  31 (Pig-Hoi6)
 1996 February 19 (Rat-Zi2)
 1997 February  7 (Ox-Caw2)
 1998 January  28 (Tiger-Yant4)
 1999 February 16 (Rabbit-Mau5) 
 2000 February  5 (Dragon-Sant4)
 2001 January  24 (Snake-Zi6)
 2002 February 12 (Horse-Ng5)
 2003 February  1 (Goat-Mey6)
 2004 January  22 (Monkey-Sant1)
 2005 February  9 (Chicken)
 2006 January  29 (Dog)
 2007 February 18 (Pig)

See Chinese zodiac for a list of Chinese new year dates over the last century.

See also: TÍt - Vietnamese New Year

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