Chinese New Years

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Generally NOT a good time to be on the road in Thailand as there are convoys of mini buses taking Chinese families on holidays.
They usually hit the road for about a week so be warned roads are very busy if not thick with traffic; plus accommodation is often fully booked out for that mad week.

On the positive side Lisu New year is always on at the same time & almost any Lisu village is worth a visit (on the right day.)

For the record Chinese New Year
2007 Feb. 18
2008 Feb. 7
2009 Jan. 26
2010 Feb. 14
2011 Feb. 3
2012 Jan. 23
2013 Feb. 10
2014 Jan. 31

2014 31st January. Year of the Horse.
2015 19th February. Year of the Sheep.
2016 8th February. Year of the Monkey.
2017 28th January. Year of the Rooster.
2018 16th February. Year of the Dog.
2019 5th February. Year of the Pig.
2020 25th January. Year of the Rat.
2021 12th February. Year of the Ox.
2022 1st February. Year of the Tiger.
2023 22nd January. Year of the Rabbit.
2024 10th February. Year of the Dragon.
2025 29th January. Year of the Snake.
2026 17th February. Year of the Horse.
2027 6th February. Year of the Sheep.
2028 26th January. Year of the Monkey.
2029 13th February. Year of the Rooster.
2030 3rd February. Year of the Dog.
 
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Davidfl;274991 wrote: Chinese New Year 2012 is 23rd January 2012.

Bump for this weekend & next week.
Busy with traffic & heavy accommodation bookings.
Look out for Lisu new year as well.
I will be trying my luck out of town for a night Sunday / Monday night at a guess.
 

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Davidfl;224741 wrote: Generally NOT a good time to be on the road in Thailand as there are convoys of mini buses taking Chinese families on holidays.
They usually hit the road for about a week so be warned roads are very busy if not thick with traffic; plus accommodation is often fully booked out for that mad week.

On the positive side Lisu New year is always on at the same time & almost any Lisu village is worth a visit (on the right day.)

For the record Chinese New Year
2007 Feb. 18
2008 Feb. 7
2009 Jan. 26
2010 Feb. 14
2011 Feb. 3
2012 Jan. 23
2013 Feb. 10
2014 Jan. 31
Just a reminder for the upcoming Chinese New Year starting Jan 31st - it will be a busy time on the road, so take extra care.
News from Thoed Thai, is that they will be celebrating some Lahu & Akha New Years as well in the 1st few days of February. For Lisu new year in TT not sure yet.
 

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Davidfl;296156 wrote: Just a reminder for the upcoming Chinese New Year starting Jan 31st - it will be a busy time on the road, so take extra care.
News from Thoed Thai, is that they will be celebrating some Lahu & Akha New Years as well in the 1st few days of February. For Lisu new year in TT not sure yet.
How long will it go on for? When will it start.
I received this from China today

Please be informed that we will have Chinese New Year holidays as follows:

Office in Xiamen
From Jan.28 to Feb.7,2014 & Resume on Feb.7,2014(Saturday)

Office in HK
From Jan.29 to Feb.4,2014 & Resume on Feb.5,2014(Wednesday)

Factory
From Jan.20 to Feb.16,2014 & Resume on Feb.17,2014(Monday
)

Even today I saw Chinese plated cars downtown Cnx, so expect lots of Chinese vehicles on the road the next couple of weeks. Luang Prabang will be absolutely full if you're headed that way.
John at Rim Taan in Thoed Thai says they will have some hilltribe dancing & sports on 1st Feb. I think I will be there.
Watch out for Lisu New Year in other places- Soppong, Pai, Phrao, Doi Chang.

What Lisu New Year is like:





Lahu New Year


Enjoy & take care
 
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A bump for the end of January.
Chinese New Year 2022 is Tuesday 1st February.

Watch out for Lisu New & Yao New Year at the same time.

Also for anyone interested