Lunar New Year dates
The year of the Rat started on 4 Feb 2020 at 17:03, and the Lunar New Year was on 25 Jan 2020
Contrary to popular belief, the change of the zodiac does not occur on the first day of the Lunar New Year, but instead occurs on Li Chun (立春 lì chūn), the traditional Chinese start of spring.
Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese dates coincide until at least 2020. Mongol dates diverged in 2017.
Information for celebrations that are, culturally, not Chinese in their own language (date listings more complete than in English):