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Chinese New Year
Christmas Island

Chinese New Year 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Christmas Island

Chinese New Year is an official holiday on Christmas Island and the holiday covers two days instead of just one. Of course, the sizeable Chinese population here often celebrate Chinese New Year for two weeks, with it usually falling sometime in late January or early February.

YearDateDayHoliday
202112 FebFriChinese New Year
13 FebSatChinese New Year Holiday
15 FebMonChinese New Year Holiday
20221 FebTueChinese New Year
2 FebWedChinese New Year Holiday
202322 JanSunChinese New Year
23 JanMonChinese New Year Holiday
24 JanTueChinese New Year Holiday
202410 FebSatChinese New Year
12 FebMonChinese New Year Holiday
13 FebTueChinese New Year Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The streets and public squares on Christmas Island may be decorated with red Chinese paper lanterns and other traditional decorations. There will be lion or dragon dances in the streets and public processions.

Chinese people also clean their homes thoroughly for the new year to sweep away bad luck, place bowls of mandarin oranges throughout the house for good luck, arrange decorations with the lucky number eight, and wear red or gold Chinese traditional attire. Many also honour ancestors at shrines, watch a fireworks show, and give gifts of money in red envelopes.

Common Chinese New Year foods include sticky rice cakes, Chinese dumplings, lots of fish dishes, jiu Chinese liquor, and a host of other delicacies. The main “reunion” feast is typically held on Chinese New Year’s Eve.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202025 JanSatChinese New Year
26 JanSunChinese New Year Holiday
28 JanTueChinese New Year Holiday
29 JanWedChinese New Year Holiday
20195 FebTueChinese New Year
6 FebWedChinese New Year Holiday
201816 FebFriChinese New Year
19 FebMonChinese New Year Holiday
201728 JanSatChinese New Year
30 JanMonChinese New Year Holiday
31 JanTueChinese New Year Holiday