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Science Why doesn't Chinese New Year 2014 fall on New Year's Day? (+video)

Chinese New Year 2014 falls on Jan. 31, but the solar calendar rolled over on Jan. 1. Why? Lunar and solar calendars just don't fit together neatly.

By Staff writer / January 31, 2014

Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

In 2014, the Chinese New Year falls on Jan. 31, a full month after the western calendar celebrated New Year's Day on Jan. 1.