The Chinese New Year seasonal pages will provide you with great resources for a number of topics related to this most important Chinese holiday. Ideas within this section include resources such as calendars, puppets, food, and more.
Chinese New Year or 'Spring Festival' traditionally begins on the first day of the year on the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th. The Chinese New Year is the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice. Each year is designated by one of twelve animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare/Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
Please Note: This holiday is celebrated by several asian countries, including China, as the Lunar New Year, and therefore calling it the Chinese New Year (as is common in many western countries) is somewhat exclusive and may be offensive to some.
Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) dates:
January 31, 2014: Year of the Horse
February 19, 2015: Year of the Sheep
February 8, 2016: Year of the Monkey
Reference : http://seasonal.theteacherscorner.net/chinese-new-year/