Does the date change every year?
A lunar year is shorter than a solar year, which is the time the earth takes to orbit the sun, with around 354 days or 12 cycles of the moon.
It can fall in either January or February each year and the date changes annually too.
Thousands celebrate Chinese New Year with parades and fireworks normally, but with strict coronavirus measures continue to thwart plans for the third year, the celebration will look a little different this year.
The Chinese New Year festival usually lasts for 16 days, starting from Chinese New Year’s eve to the Lantern Festival.
New Year celebrations last up to 16 days, but only the first 7 days are considered a public holiday (January 31–February 6).
Chinese New Year 2022 falls on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, and celebrations culminate with the Lantern Festival on February 15, 2022.