Chinese Feasts (Jiérì, 节日) related to the lunar events: Year 2019

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Feast NameChinese DateGregorian DateEvents
Chinese New Year's Eve 2019 month 12, day 30Monday, February 4, 2019 Tells a Chinese Adage : sleep at the night of the Winter Solcetice, eat at the Eve of the New Year - Good Appetit and get a good reserve for the rest of the year in your stomach, my friend.
Chinese New Year month 1, day 1Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Lantern Festival month 1, day 15Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Lanterns and dance..
Dragon Festival month 5, day 5Friday, June 7, 2019 One eats a special food: Zongzi, a kind of rice galette enveloped in bamboo leafs.
Chinese Valentine's Festival month 7, day 7Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Good time for lovers.
Hungry Ghosts Festival month 7, day 15Thursday, August 15, 2019 God luck or bad risks to see Hungry Ghosts... D'ont go to the forest as the bad spirits go around there.
Mid-Autumn Festival month 8, day 15Friday, September 13, 2019 Everyone observes the exceptional Full Moon on the Sky in the summer night. And one eats a very grass Chinese galette called galette of the Moon.
Double-Ninth Festival month 9, day 9Monday, October 7, 2019 The digit nine is the top, twice nine is the top of the top! Play on Lotto...
Chinese New Year's Eve month 12, day 30Friday, January 24, 2020 Tells a Chinese Adage : sleep at the night of the Winter Solcetice, eat at the Eve of the New Year - Good Appetit and get a good reserve for the rest of the year in your stomach, my friend.
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Here is the Chinese Feasts (Jiérì, 节日) related to the lunar events for the year 2019

Know more about the Chinese Calendar...

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 2019 for this year. But as the Yellow Emperor (Huangdi) is considered as the Creator of the Chinese Nation, the population count also as Huangdi 4717 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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