When is Chinese New Year 2023 and what is the animal?

a rabbit in the Chinese zodiac in 2023

Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit (Image: Getty Images)

While the New Year has come and gone for most of us, the celebrations aren’t over for everyone – eh The Chinese New Year is just around the corner.

The beginning of a new year means that a new animal will take over the zodiac.

When is the Chinese New Year 2023 and what will the animal be?

Here’s everything you need to know about the festival.

When is Chinese New Year 2023?

The Chinese New Year falls January 22, 2023.

This date is different every year – for example, Chinese New Year 2022 fell on February 1st.

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Because it is based on the moon-moon calendar – which is why it is sometimes called the Lunar New Year.

It falls between January 21st and February 20th each year, coinciding with the lunar cycle of that year.

Which animal will be the Chinese New Year 2023?

rabbit lantern

The last year of the rabbit was 2011 (Picture: Getty)

Chinese New Year 2023 marks the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit.

Each year is represented by one of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac signs – including rooster, rabbit, snake and dragon, among others.

The Chinese Zodiac has a 12-year cycle, so the previous years of the Rabbit were 2011, 1999, and 1987.

Each animal is also assigned an element – metal, earth, wood, water or fire. The rabbit of 2023 will be a water rabbit.

The rabbit sign is a symbol of longevity, peace and prosperity in Chinese culture. 2023 should be a year of hope.

Were you born in the year of the rabbit?

Find out easily what animal year you were born in – and what that says about your personality.

Check out our guide to each animal here.

Last year, 2022 was the year of the tiger while 2021 was the year of the ox.

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Chinese New Year 2022

February 1st is Chinese New Year – also known as Lunar New Year – and 2022 is the Year of the Tiger.

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