how did the chinese new year originate?

January 21, 2007 12:44am CST
next week, chinese all over the world will celebrate the chinese new year. why do think they celebrate new year at a different time of the year than the rest of the world?
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@alen0224 (528)
• China
9 Feb 07
In my opinion,We Chinese celebrate new year at a different time from the rest of the world because we Chinese have a exclusive calendar that called Moon calendar.The Moon calendar records the moon's condition, from it appears in the orient to diappears in the west.When it is the 15th or 16th day of a Moon calendar month, the moon is exactly like a plate.The Chinese new year day is exactly the last day of the Moon canlendar.
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
thanks for the info. the chinese new year does not happen on the same date every year, does it? this year, i think it'll be on the 18th of feb, am i right? there are a lot of chinese in the philippines, so we also celebrate chinese new year here.