While most have welcomed the New Year on the first of January, it’s not the only New Year celebrated around the year. The Chinese New Year follows the Chinese traditional calendar, which is a lunar calendar, instead of the Gregorian calendar. So to teach you about this festival, we’ve got you a fresh collection of Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year coloring pages. Not just that, we’ve also included Chinese New Year 2020 coloring pages.
In 2020, the Chinese New Year falls on January 25, the first day of the Chinese calendar. Apart from having a different calendar, the year also gets assigned a particular animal and its attributes, based on the Chinese zodiac. Altogether, there are 12 animals that get assigned in a repeating cycle to each year. The year 2020 is the Year of the Rat.
From traditional feast, prayers and ceremonies, fireworks and dragon or lion dances, the Chinese New Year is celebrated with lots of festivities and joyful events. This Chinese festival lasts for about a fortnight and is immediately followed by the Lantern Festival, held on the 15th day of the year. Let’s begin the celebration with this interesting collection of Chinese New Year coloring sheets to print.
25 Free Chinese New Year Coloring Pages Printable
Chinese New Year 2020 – Year Of The Rat:
The Chinese New Year 2020 is the Year of the Rat, which marks the first animal in the Chinese Zodiac of 12 animals assigned to each year. You can see the rat smiling wide in the illustration along with a paper lantern. Apart from the Happy New Year wish in English there is also a wish in Chinese “Xin Nian Kuai Le”.
Happy Monk Celebrating Chinese New Year:
Such a cute and adorable illustration of a little Chinese monk flanked by the two lotus flowers. Print this coloring page and give each of these elements some of your best colors.
Man Helps With Dragon Decoration:
One of the most important aspects of the decorations during Chinese New Year, apart from the lanterns are dragon elements. Here is a man giving finishing touches to a dragon decoration that he has made for this year.
Little Chinese Boy Smiling, New Clothes He’s Wearing:
Any holiday is a good time for children. But when it’s the New Year the happiness is on another level. You can see it in this little boy’s expression here. Such joy knowing it’s the New Year. He has put on his new clothes.
Chinese New Year Lanterns:
You can get a few examples of Chinese lantern decorations in this illustration as well as get to know some information on the Chinese New Year. Celebrated on the first day of the first Lunar month, the Chinese New Year falls after the winter solstice. Bring out the magnificent design of this illustration with your colors.
Participants Performing Dragon Dance On Chinese New Year:
Wearing a dragon faced long figure over their heads, these participants are expertly maneuvering it during the Chinese New Year festivities. The dragon dance is performed to the loud beats of drums and cymbals. You can even see the fireworks lit up high in the sky.
Chinese New Year Dragon Figure:
The Chinese dragon is an important part of the Chinese culture and the dragon dance is a crucial aspect of the Chinese New Year celebration. Showing you a closer look at the dragon figure used for the dragon dance, you can make out the detailing involved in creating the figure, that has to be strong yet flexible enough to withstand the aggressive dance movements.
Chinese New Year Firecrackers:
It looks like an exciting time is about to burst through this illustration. These Chinese New Year firecrackers have already been lit and are about to burst soon. Fill in fiery yellow, orange and red color on this coloring page.
Chinese New Year Kites:
You also get to fly kites – not just the ordinary kinds but some of the most beautiful and extraordinary designs. You can find some cool kites in this illustration like dolphin and butterfly as well as geometric designs. When you start to color this coloring page be sure to fill in colors for the clouds and the bright sun.
Chinese New Year Lanterns Hanging:
When it comes to decorations for the Chinese New Year, nothing beats the beautifully crafted and elegantly lit Chinese lanterns. The most preferred color for the Chinese New Year celebration is red as itis believed to drive the evil spirits away. You can fill in different shades of red for these hanging Chinese lanterns.
Chinese New Year Of Monkey Coloring Page:
As each Chinese year is assigned an animal according to a 12-year cycle, the animals get repeated. On this coloring page, you can see that 2016 was the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal. Can you guess when is the next Year of the Monkey? You are right. It’s the year 2028.
Chinese Children Celebrating New Year:
Any festivity multiplies multifold when it’s celebrated along with your loved ones – be it, friends or family. Here you can feel the happiness exuding from the coloring page with the laughter shared between the two friends. They are neatly dressed in their new clothes and having a laugh while waiting for the evening fireworks.
Chinese Sage, Old, And Wise:
The Chinese sage or old wise man, bulky and always smiling, has become one of the most popular figures of the Chinese culture. Smiling wide from ear to ear, this Chinese sage is carrying his belonging tied in a piece of cloth and a prayer wheel.
Dragon Dance On Chinese New Year:
Dancing aggressively to equally aggressive and rhythmic drumbeats and cymbal sounds, this group of dragon dancers is enthusiastically celebrating the Chinese New Year. The dance emulates the serpentine-like movement of the dragon with each dancer controlling different parts of the long body.
Dumplings For Chinese New Year:
No celebration is complete without food and feasting. It’s the same with the Chinese New Year festival. One of the most popular dishes during the New Year celebration is dumplings. There are several different varieties of dumplings depending upon the different regions of the nation. Are you feeling hungry just looking at this illustration of delicious dumplings? Quickly print and color this page to head out for a snack break.
Children Hanging Lanterns For New Year:
Starting their New Year decoration with diligence, these children are happily hanging the decorative lanterns their family helped to make. Print this coloring page and make their efforts look colorful.
Girl Celebrating Chinese New Year:
Do you feel the excitement on this coloring page? The joy in the facial expression of the girl is evident as she gets ready to ring in the New Chinese Year.
Happy Couple Wishing Happy Chinese New Year:
Spreading the joy of the New Year with everyone this happy couple is holding out a lovely sign that says “Happy Chinese New Year” to all their visitors.
Kids Celebrating Chinese New Year:
These kids are having a grand time celebrating the Chinese New Year. They have already decorated their lanterns and carrying them expertly on a stick.
Kids Dressed In Traditional Chinese Attire:
Traditional Chinese attire is preferred on the occasion of the Chinese New Year and these kids get full marks for their readiness.
Kids On Chinese New Year Parade:
Having trained hard this year to take part in the Chinese New Year parade for the Dragon Dance, these kids are enthusiastically performing the dance. While most dragons were constructed of wood, bamboo, and thick fabric, these days the materials are lighter for ease and comfortability.
People Enjoying Chinese New Year Feast:
After making full preparation for the Chinese New Year feast, this lovely family is taking some moments to enjoy the feast themselves.
Toddler Wishing Chinese New Year:
Young and old alike are much excited about the Chinese New Year. After all, it’s one of the rare times when the whole family gets together.
Year Of The Dog Coloring Page:
We are at the end of the last month of the year, according to the Chinese calendar. The Chinese New Year falls on January 25, 2020, and we will be bidding farewell to the Year of the Dog that was 2018 and welcome the Year of The Rat.
Year Of Rooster Coloring Page:
What a remarkably designed illustration this is of the Rooster, part of the 12 animals associated with the Chinese zodiac and the Chinese calendar. The Rooster is the tenth animal in the cycle that comes again in the year 2029.
With that intricately designed Rooster coloring sheet, we have reached the end of this beautiful collection of the Chinese New Year coloring pages printable. The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is an important festival that brings together families for an annual reunion, much like Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays in the western culture.