This year, 2004, Chinese New Year is on
January 22. The date of the New Year is determined using the
lunar/solar calendar rather than the Western calendar. The
date for Chinese New Year changes from year to year but always
occurs in January or February. Traditionally, Chinese New Year
lasts for fifteen days.
It is the Year of the Monkey. If you don't
know your animal in the Chinese zodiac, check it out on the
links that follow.
Chinese New Year is an important celebration
throughout the world. In Japan, Korea and Vietnam, it is known
as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival.
To all our students who celebrate this day,
the staff at PALC wish you all Gung Hai Fet Choy!
To learn more about Chinese New Year and
your Chinese animal sign, try these websites:
Chinese New Year Information at University of
Chinese New Year Information from Scotland
Chinese New Year Information for Children
Activities for Children on Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year at Web Holidays
Chinese New Year Resources (with music)