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. They are updated annually to reflect the animal for the new year.

Chinese New Year 2020 is the Year of the Rat. Your Chinese Zodiac is Rat if you are born in one of these years: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.

Free Chinese New Year Printables

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Chinese New Year Printables

About Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China, it is known as the Spring Festival and marks 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. It is one of several Lunar New Year celebrated in Asia.

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 Pig (2019), Year of the Dog (2018), Year of the Rooster (2017) and Year of the Monkey (2016), make sure you check back every year for updates!

Related Reading: Chinese New Year ideas & inspiration

Important Info About the Printables

As always, my free printables are available in two paper sizes – A4, and US Letter (8.5 x 11″).

Some of the printables are also in A3 or 12×12″ size – for these paper sizes, special printers will be required, or you are welcome to print at a print shop. 

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Handy Crafting Supplies for Chinese New Year Printables


Year of the Rat (2020) – Chinese New Year Printables

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These free printables can be turned into an awesome set of Chinese New Year firecrackers!

Year of the Rooster – Chinese New Year Printables

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I’ve put together a list of crafting supplies you might need to make and assemble these Chinese New Year Printables.


Chinese Firecrackers Craft

The free printable(s) is (are) a PDF and can be opened with Adobe Reader which is free to use. Printables designed and created by The Purple Pumpkin Blog and its Designers are for PERSONAL USE ONLY and NOT FOR RESALE under any circumstances. You are welcome to print these free printables at a print shop if you don’t have a printer at home, however, some print shops may not print licensed characters. Colours may vary slightly on printing due to different screen and printer settings. You may share this free printable blog post on social media, including Pinterest; as well as share it on your blog/website with a link back to this blog post. Please DO NOT share the PDF on social media or on your blog/website. If you use any of my printables it would be awesome to know about it! Post a picture on the social media platform that you hang out on, and follow me: FacebookTwitterInstagram or Pinterest! Use the hashtag #TPPBprintables so I can find you! I hope you enjoy these free printables!

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