Chinese New Year starts anywhere from late January to mid-February, according to the Chinese calendar and the new moon. Each year the animal zodiac changes and runs through the twelve different animals. Those animals include rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
Here is a calendar of zodiac animals from Apples 4 the Teacher to determine what is being honored in the current year. Chinese New Year ends with the Lantern Festival. Check out all of our Chinese New Year crafts and recipes to celebrate this important holiday!