Chinese New Year 2014

Chinese New Year 2014


Today 30 January 2014 Google started the Chinese New Year 2014 early in Australia with its Chinese New Year 2014 Google Doodle announcing the Chinese New Year 2014 on their homepage. The Chinese New Year works differently than Western New Year’s. Instead of having the Chinese New Year on the same day every year the Chinese New Year falls on different day’s each year depending on the Chinese calendar.

When is it the Chinese New Year 2014?

In 2014 the Chinese New Year will fall on Friday, January 31.

How does the Chinese Calendar Work?

The Chinese calendar have several symbols representing the year in which you were born. It is similar to Western Astronomy where we have star signs like Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. In Western Astronomy the month you are born in determines your star sign.

Western Astronomy Star Signs

Aquarius January 20 – February 18
Pisces February 19 – March 20
Aries March 21 – April 19
Taurus April 20 – May 20
Gemini May 21 – June 20
Cancer June 21 – July 22
Leo July 23 – August 22
Virgo August 23 – September 22
Libra September 23 – October 22
Scorpio October 23 – November 21
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
Capricorn December 22 – January 19


Chinese Astronomy Star Signs

The Chinese Astronomy Star Signs or “Chinese Year” works on the year you were born in. If you have a child and they are born tomorrow or anytime in the next year they will be born into the Chinese Year of the “Horse”. If you were born in 1976 you would have been born into the Chinese Year of the “Fire Dragon”.

Depending in which year you were born you will be more blessed than in others. One of the ultimate years to be Born in the Chinese calendar are the year of the “Dragon”.

Chinese Animal Star Signs

Animal New   Year Dates
Rat 19 February 1996 7 February 2008 25 January 2020
Ox 7 February 1997 26 January 2009 12 February 2021
Tiger 28 January 1998 14 February 2010 1 February 2022
Rabbit 16 February 1999 3 February 2011 22 January 2023
Dragon 5 February 2000 23 January 2012 10 February 2024
Snake 24 January 2001 10 February 2013 29 January 2025
Horse 12 February 2002 31 January 2014 17 February 2026
Goat 1 February 2003 19 February 2015 6 February 2027
Monkey 22 January 2004 8 February 2016 26 January 2028
Rooster 9 February 2005 28 January 2017 13 February 2029
Dog 29 January 2006 16 February 2018 3 February 2030
Pig 18 February 2007 5 February 2019 23 February 2031


Australia were the first country to display this year’s Chinese New Year 2014 Google Doodle on the 30th of January 2014. The Google Doodle is not available in all countries and for some reason Google Skipped the “Chinese New Year 2014” Google Announcement in New Zealand.

If you are in Australia Today and want to participate in the Chines New Year 2014 Celebration you will need to be in Sydney Australia, where some of the best Chinese New Year Celebrations is going to take place.

Where to go in Sydney for Chinese New Year 2014 Celebrations?


Title Date Venue Description
Galloping Horses Exhibition Mon 20 Jan – Fri 21 Feb 2014 Customs House Artists from the Australia China Art Gallery present eleven stunning   artworks, including paintings and calligraphy created specially to celebrate   Chinese …
Improving Fortunes With a Visit to “Another World” in Chinatown Thu 30 Jan – Thu 6 Feb 2014 The Chinese Garden of Friendship – Darling Harbour Take a journey of harnessing qi with Master Siou Foon Lee, an an   expert in authentic classical Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology, as you stroll   through secret gardens and peaceful groves and enjoy morning tea
Chinese Garden of Friendship – Spot Talks in the Garden (Plants) Tue 28 – Thu 30 Jan 2014 The Chinese Garden of Friendship – Darling Harbour Horticulturalist Andrew Meade talks about the seasonal plants and   ‘wildlife’ in the Garden.
Woman Horse Sat 25 Jan – Sun 2 Feb 2014 Hong Kong House Artist Nancy Ma uses ceramics to reflect the deep roots of Chinese   culture.
Calligraphy demonstrations Thu 30 Jan – Sat 1 Feb 2014 Haymarket Library, Haymarket Skilled artists from the Australian Chinese Artists’ Society   demonstrate the beautiful art of calligraphy.
Chinatown Historical Tours Tue 28 Jan – Wed 5 Feb 2014 Capitol Theatre Discover the customs and traditions of a 5000 year ancient dynasty,   and be entertained by the myths, stories and tales of Sydney’s Chinatown.


In fact you can visit the

Chinese New Year 2014

Festival website for more details about all the Celebrations happening around Sydney.

Where to go in Melbourne Australia for Chinese New Year 2014 Celebrations?

There is several unique opportunities to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2014 in Melbourne Australia, below is a list of some of the places where you can go to join in the festivities.

Location Venue Dates Time
Richmond Victoria St, North Richmond Sun, 19 January 2014 10 AM – 10 PM
Springvale Buckingham Avenue, Springvale Sun, 26 January 2014 9 AM – 9 PM
St Albans St Albans Town Centre Sun, 5 January 2014 10 AM – 9 PM
Box Hill Market St and Main St Sat & Sun 1 – 2 February 2014 1 PM – 1 AM
Chinatown Russell St Sun, 2 February 2014 10 AM – 10 PM
Glen Waverley Kingsway, Glen Waverley Sun, 9 February 2014 11 AM – 9 PM
Footscray Hopkins Street, Footscray Sun, 2 February 2014 10 AM – 10 PM
Wonderland Fun Park, Docklands Wonderland Fun Park, Habour Town, Dockland Drive,   Dockland Sat, 1 Febuary 2014
Sun, 2 Febuary 2014
11 AM – 6 PM


Chinese New Year 2014 Google Doodle

If you are not familiar with the “Chinese New Year 2014” you may have easily mistook today’s Google Doodle as one about “A story of a Rocking Horse” or some sort of author who have written a book about “A Rocking Horse”. However today’s Google Doodle is about the “Chinese New Year 2014” and the “Rocking Horse” in the doodle is about the Chinese Horse – year of the Horse.

The Google Doodlers have chosen some interesting art work to represent the “Chinese New Year” adding the horse which symbolizes the “Horse” in the Chinese Calendar and adding a boy with Firecrackers and lantern’s representing Chinese New Year Traditional celebrations!

If you are Chinese and celebrating the Chinese New Year’s Celebrations we here at 3D Car Shows would like to wish you a happy and prosperous Year ahead, may all your wishes come true!

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