Chinese New Year 2023 will fall on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023, starting a year of the Rabbit, more specifically Water Rabbit.
Recent and upcoming years of the Rabbit are 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, and 2035.
If you were born in one of the years, then you are a Rabbit.
According to Chinese astrology, Rabbits are predicted to be gentle, quiet, elegant, and alert as well as quick, skillful, kind, patient, and very responsible, sometimes reluctant to reveal their minds to others and having a tendency to escape reality, but always faithful to those around them.
Male Rabbits are characterized by always treating people politely, with a gentle smile that makes people feel that they are credible and sincere. When encountering tough difficulties, they are never discouraged but instead remain persistent in their endeavors to find solutions. This means they eventually achieve enviable success.
Female Rabbits are personified as follows: apart from having a pretty and demure appearance, they have a pure heart.
A WATER RABBIT; Gentle, amicable, able to adjust readily to different conditions, but with a weak mindset and principles
The Chinese New Year is celebrated on different dates every year because the date is decided by the Chinese Lunar Calendar, which is based on the cycles of the moon and sun and is generally 21–51 days behind the Gregorian (internationally-used) calendar. Easter similarly follows the cycles of the lunar calendar*.
China’s public holiday for Lunar New Year is 7 days, from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the sixth day of the lunar calendar new year. Offices, banks, factories, shops, and most non-essential services will close doors for a week’s holiday. Hotels and large retail outlets stay open and may even be busier than usual! School holidays are four weeks long and migrant workers abandon their factory and construction jobs for weeks to return home. Holidays in Hong Kong, Macao, and other Asian countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Korea are 1 to 3 days.
*Easter falls on the first Sunday after the Full Moon date, based on mathematical calculations, that falls on or after March 21. If the Full Moon is on a Sunday, Easter is celebrated on the following Sunday.