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Lunar New Year: January 22, 2023

Press Release Number CB23-SFS.010

From HISTORY.com (A&E Television Networks) : Lunar New Year 2023

“Lunar New Year is one of the most important celebrations of the year among East and Southeast Asian cultures, including Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean communities, among others. The New Year celebration is usually celebrated for multiple days—not just one day as in the Gregorian calendar’s New Year. In 2023, Lunar New Year begins on January 22.

“China’s Lunar New Year is known as the Spring Festival or Chūnjié in Mandarin, while Koreans call it Seollal and Vietnamese refer to it as Tết.

“Tied to the lunar calendar, the holiday began as a time for feasting and to honor household and heavenly deities, as well as ancestors. The New Year typically begins with the first new moon that occurs between the end of January and spans the first 15 days of the first month of the lunar calendar—until the full moon arrives.”

Photo: 2023 Year of the Rabbit

Key Stats

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, International Database (demographic data) and USA Trade Online (trade data); Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook (country reference maps). Alphabetical list of many countries with Lunar New Year celebrations.

Note: Click on the image above for the full page with additional charts on trade and population.

More Stats

Note: Click on the image above for the full interactive table. Click the “Population” column twice to sort most to least populous. To find other countries, click the “Select by Country/Area:” button on the left and click the box for each country.

From Business and Economy  >  International Trade Data:

Note: To access U.S. trade figures with a country not listed above, enter the 4-digit code from this list of country codes into the following URL <www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c0000.html>, replacing 0000 with the country code.

Note: After you create an account, select options for State Export Data (Origin of Movement) or State Import Data (State of Destination) by Harmonized System (HS) or NAICS. Select State, Measures, Commodity, Country (China and other Asian countries), and Time for data. More information is available in the Quick Start Guide.

Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates.

From the Library:

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Outside Links Related to Asia and Lunar New Year

Outside Links Related to China

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