Free Chinese New Year Printables

If you love to celebrate Chinese New Year, you will love these free, fun, and festive Chinese New Year Printables that I have been designing and sharing on my blog over the years. Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China it is known as the Spring festival marking the end of the winter season. The festival begins on the first day of the new lunisolar year and ends with the Lantern Festival on the 15th day.

Free Chinese New Year Printables. If you love to celebrate the Chinese New Year at home, you will love these fun and festive printables!

Chinese New Year Printables

The Chinese New Year is based on a traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar whose date indicates both the moon phase and the time of the solar year. A lunar month is around 2 days shorter than a solar month. In order to “catch up” with the solar calendar, an extra month is inserted every few years. This is why the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each solar calendar year.

The years are marked by one of a repeating cycle of twelve animals. In order they are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

I’ve made printables for the Year of the Monkey (2016) and Year of the Rooster (2017), make sure you check back every year for updates!

Year of the Rooster – Chinese New Year Printables

Chinese New Year Free Printable Hand Fans

Year of the Monkey – Chinese New Year Printables

Chinese New Year Paper Lanterns Free Printables

I’ve put together a list of crafting supplies you might need to make and assemble these Chinese New Year Printables. This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. If you clicked the link then made a purchase, a small percentage of the sale price would be paid to this me. It doesn’t cost you anything bu it helps keep the lights on over here!

Crafting supplies you might need…

Amazon.com
» White Card
» White Paper
» Scissors
» Glue
» Double Sided Tape
» Red Raffia
» Red Ribbon
» Red Wool
» Single Hole Punch
» Gold Wool
» Scotch Tape
Amazon.co.uk
» White Card
» White Paper
» Scissors
» Glue
» Double Sided Tape
» Red Raffia
» Red Ribbon
» Red Wool
» Single Hole Punch
» Gold Wool
» Sellotape

Chinese Firecrackers Craft

For more Chinese New Year ideas & inspiration, click here

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The document(s) is (are) a PDF and can be opened with Adobe Reader which is free to use.
Printables created by The Purple Pumpkin Blog are for personal use only and not for resale. If you wish to link to, pin or share my printables, you are welcome to do so as long as a link back to the blog post is shown and the watermarks are kept intact. Colours may vary slightly on printing due to different screen and printer settings. If you use any of my printables it would be awesome to know about it! Just leave me a comment, here on my blog, or on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest! I hope you find them useful!

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