2016 Coming Chinese Lunar New Year Dates

2016 Chinese New Year Red MonkeyChinese New Year Day is the first day of the first lunar month of Chinese Lunar Calendar. That means the New Moon day determines the first day of a lunar months. Because the New Moon date and time may be different form different time zones.

The Chinese New Year Day is on February 8, 2016, because the exact new moon time is at 22:40 p.m. on 8-Feb-2016 in China's time zone.

The new moon time is at 09:40 a.m. on 8-Feb-2016 in US Eastern time zone. The new moon time is at 06:40 a.m. on 8-Feb-2016 in US Pacific time zone. Therefore, the Chinese New Year Day for US time zones is also on February 8, 2016.

Year 2016 is Chinese 4713th Chinese year. The 2016 is the year of Monkey according to the Chinese zodiac calendar. The Five Element of 2016 is Fire. Fire is connected to Red. Therefore 2016 is the Red Monkey Year.

2016 Chinese New Year Dates in China and US Time Zones

China Time Zone US PST Time Zone US EST Time Zone

February 7, 2008
January 26, 2009
February 14, 2010
February  3, 2011
January 23, 2012
February 10,2013
January, 31 2014
February, 19 2015
February,  8 2016
January, 28 2017
February, 16 2018
February,  5 2019
January, 25 2020

February 6, 2008
January 25, 2009
February 13, 2010
February  2, 2011
January 22, 2012
February  9,2013
January, 30 2014
February, 18 2015
February,  8 2016
January, 27 2017
February, 15 2018
February,  4 2019
January, 24 2020

February  6, 2008
January 26, 2009
February 13, 2010
February  2, 2011
January 23, 2012
February 10,2013
January, 30 2014
February, 18 2015
February,  8 2016
January, 27 2017
February, 15 2018
February,  4 2019
January, 24 2020

Sometimes the US Chinese New Year Day is fallen on different day from China time zone. For example,

The Chinese New Year Day was on February 7th, 2008, because the exact new moon time is at 11:44 a.m. on 07-Feb-08 in China time zone.

In the US Pacific Standard Time (PST), the new moon time is at 19:44 p.m. of 06-Feb-2008.

In the US Eastern Standard Time (EST), the new moon time is at 22:44 p.m. of 06-Feb-08.

Therefore, the Chinese New Year Day of 2008 for USA time zones should be on February 6th, 2008