|Like other lunar dates The Chinese New Year does not fall on the same date each year, although it is always in January or February and it is the same in all countries not only in China or Canada.
The Chinese New Year is an important celebration all over the world including Canada. There are similar New Year celebrations in Japan, Korea and Vietnam known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival.
Celebrations today are both literal and symbolic. Spring cleaning is started about a month prior to the Chinese New Year and must be completed before the celebrations begin.