24 Chinese Feasts (Jiéqì, 节气), equivalent to the 24 Chinese Solar Terms: Year 2012

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Chinese Agricultural Calendar of my Grand Father: 24 solar terms in 4 earth seasons: Year 2012

month 1 Big month 2 Small month 3 Big month 4 Bigleap month 4 Small month 5 Big month 6 Small month 7 Big month 8 Small month 9 Big month 10 Small month 11 Big month 12 Small
立春 - Début du Printemps - Beginning of Spring - Saturday, February 4, 2012 18:21:50雨水 - Pluies et Eaux - Rain Water - Sunday, February 19, 2012 14:16:59
惊蛰 - Activation des Insectes - Waking of Insects - Monday, March 5, 2012 12:20:33春分 - Equinoxe du Printemps - Spring Equinox - Tuesday, March 20, 2012 13:13:52
清明 - Lumière Pure - Pure Brightness - Wednesday, April 4, 2012 17:05:14谷雨 - Graines et Pluies - Grain Rain - Friday, April 20, 2012 00:11:34
立夏 - Début de l'Eté - Beginning of Summer - Saturday, May 5, 2012 10:19:17小满 - Petit Remplissement - Grain Full - Sunday, May 20, 2012 23:14:57
芒种 - Semence - Grain in Ear - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 14:25:23夏至 - Solstice d'Eté - Summer Solstice - Thursday, June 21, 2012 07:08:07
小暑 - Petite Chaleur - Slight Heat - Saturday, July 7, 2012 00:40:13大暑 - Grande Chaleur - Great Heat - Sunday, July 22, 2012 18:00:22
立秋 - Début de l'Automne - Beginning of Autumn - Tuesday, August 7, 2012 10:30:09处暑 - Limite de Chaleur - Limit of Heat - Thursday, August 23, 2012 01:06:26
白露 - Rosée Blanche - White Dew - Friday, September 7, 2012 13:28:38秋分 - Equinoxe de l'Automne - Autumnal Equinox - Saturday, September 22, 2012 22:48:35
寒露 - Rosée Froide - Cold Dew - Monday, October 8, 2012 05:11:13霜降 - Tombée de Givre - Descent of Frost - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 08:13:05
立冬 - Début de l'Hiver - Beginning of Winter - Wednesday, November 7, 2012 08:25:24小雪 - Petite Neige - Slight Snow - Thursday, November 22, 2012 05:49:39
大雪 - Grande Neige - Great Snow - Friday, December 7, 2012 01:18:27冬至 - Solstice d'Hiver - Winter Solstice - Friday, December 21, 2012 19:11:16
小寒 - Petit Froid - Slight Cold - Saturday, January 5, 2013 12:33:11大寒 - Grand Froid - Great Cold - Sunday, January 20, 2013 05:51:19
立春 - Début du Printemps - Beginning of Spring - Monday, February 4, 2013 00:12:45雨水 - Pluies et Eaux - Rain Water - Monday, February 18, 2013 20:00:57
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Here is the 24 Chinese Feasts (Jiéqì, 节气), equivalent to the 24 Chinese Solar Terms for the year 2012.

If you want also the dates of these Chinese feasts on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, here is the link (a slow process) : Detail

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Chinese Agricultural Calendar of my Grand Father: 24 solar terms in 4 earth seasons: Year 2012

In memorial of my maternal grand father, a part of my great memory of my childrenth. In effect, he was the studied of the countryside town of about 3 000 souls on the chinese bord of the pacific ocean in the province of Zhejiang in China. Before each chinese new year, he calligraphed this kind of calendar for the people of the whole village, even those of the villages around, people thinking abount their future rice harvest. He was so famous of the village and invited by many families for thanks of this knowledge of the Chinese Calendar (Calendar of 10 000 years: 万年历) during the chinese spring festivals, I accompanyed him to share those delicious meats. Dear Maternal Grand Father, you should be very proud of that your little grand-son of that time inheritates a part of your works just as you wished. Thanks my maternal grand father on the sky...

In the calendar of my Grand Father, there are two solar season feasts on each lunar month.

You could also Change the Straw Paper for the calligraphy.

What is the Chinese Lunar Calendar ?

The Chinese Calendar is a solilunar calendar. It integrates as well the revolution of the Earth around the Sun as the movement of the Moon around the Earth.

A month begins at the day of the new moon (invisible Moon) and ends at the day before the next new moon. The full moon is either on 15 or 16 of the month.

A Chinese year can have 12 or 13 lunar months, that correspond to the nomber of new moons between two successive winter solstices. The year is appelé leap year if there are 13 months in the year.

If a Chinese year always starts on the 1st month 1, the date marking the beginning of the Chinese New Year in the Gregorian calendar is variable between January and March according to relative position of the Sun - Moon.

Here is the Chinese Calendar of my maternal grand father.

Year in the Chinese Lunar Calendar

A Chinese Year (Suì, 岁) is composed of 4 seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, and sub-divised in 24 Chinese Feasts, equivalent to the 24 Chinese Solar Terms of a Chinese Year. The major solar terms Zhōngqì (中气) are given in boldface, while the minor solar terms Jiéqì (节气) are given in lightface.
As these solar terms are only events of the Sun, no lunar event related feasts, such as Chinese New Year which is the day of the first new Moon (day 1 of month 1 of a Chinese lunar year), Dragon Feast (day 5 of month 5 of a Chinese lunar year), are in the list.

Since the creation of the People's Republic of China on October 1st 1949 by the President MAO Zedong (Mao Tsetong), China has officially adopted the Gregorian calendar, or the solar calendar for the administration purpose. Nevertheless, the Chinese People keep their traditional feasts fixed on the dates of the Chinese Lunar Calendar. These feasts are very vivid today such as the Spring Festivities, symbol of the arrival of the Chinese New Year.

The Spring Festival takes place always on the first day of the first month on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. But the date on the solar calendar varies with the year. Il is always on January or February of the current year on the solar calendar, but its date can be obtained only by a very complex calculation of the dual movement of the Earth and of the Moon.

In the Ancient Chinese History of 24 dynasties, the time has neither beginning, nor ending. Each dynasty hopes an infinite reign on time and each emperor starts counting by his first year of reign as year 1. For example, the Emperor KangXi of the Qing Dynasty counts his reign by KangXi year 1, KangXi year 2, KangXi year 3, ...

Nowadays, the Chinese have officially the Gregorian year. This is to say, the year 2014 for this year. But as the Yellow Emperor (Huangdi) is considered as the Creator of the Chinese Nation, the population count also as Huangdi 4712 for this year.

To know more about chinese feasts of the 4 seasons related to the chinese calendar, the chinese lunar calendar of my grand father would be a precious help.


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