2018 Coming Chinese Lunar New Year Dates

2018 Chinese New Year Snoopy DogChinese 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 16, 2018, because the exact new moon time is at 05:06 a.m. on 16-Feb-2018 in China's time zone.

The new moon time is at 16:06 p.m. on 15-Feb-2018 in US Eastern time zone. The new moon time is at 13:06 p.m. on 15-Feb-2018 in US Pacific time zone. Therefore, the Chinese New Year Day for US time zones is also on February 15, 2018.

Year 2018 is Chinese 4715th Chinese year. The 2018 is the year of Dog according to the Chinese zodiac calendar. The Five Element of 2018 is Earth. Earth is connected to Brown. Therefore 2018 is the Brown Dog Year.

2018 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