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Lunar New Year: February 10, 2024

Press Release Number CB24-SFS.016

From HISTORY.com (A&E Television Networks): Lunar New Year 2024

“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. ...The New Year celebration is usually celebrated for multiple days—not just one day as in the Gregorian calendar’s New Year. In 2024, Lunar New Year begins on February 10.

“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: Happy Lunar New Year, Year of the Dragon: 2024

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 “Total Population” column twice to sort most to least populous, as shown above. To find other countries, click the “Filter 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 below, 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: 2022 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates  

From the Library:

Note: Click on the image above for the full jpg image in high resolution showing all 24 groups.

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Outside Links Related to China

Outside Links Related to Asia and Lunar New Year

Page Last Revised - February 26, 2024
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