Chinese New Year – The year of the Monkey!
In 2016, Chinese New Year (also known as Spring Festival) starts on February 8th. In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, this is the year of the monkey. The celebration usually begins early and extends past the actual New Year. This year people will begin celebrating January 31st and go all the way through February 22nd! Many workers in China will take off 2-3 weeks so they have time to travel home and celebrate with family.