When does Chinese New Year fall this year?

This year, the Chinese New Year falls on February 8, calculated according to the Lunar calendar. According to Chinese astrology, each year is associated with an animal sign, occurring in a 12-year cycle. The year of 2016 is represented by the Monkey which occupies the ninth position in the Chinese Zodiac. The Monkey symbolises characteristics such as smart, quick-witted, frank, optimistic, ambitious and adventurous.