Chinese New Year 2015 begins on the Thursday, February 19, 2015 => 中国新年 2015 Chinese Lunar Calendar Chinese New Year Calculation - Chinese Astrology: Year 2015

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Lunar Calendar Chinese New Year Dates from year 2015

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2015Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wood Goat

Wood Goat

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Wood Goat

Wood Goat
We are waiting for the New zodiac signs 2015: Wood Goat, Chinese Lunar Year Year 2015 Begins on the Thursday, February 19, 2015, the new zodiac sign applies since 703 days only.

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 2017 for this year. But as the Yellow Emperor (Huangdi) is considered as the Creator of the Chinese Nation, the population count also as Huangdi 4715 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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4. asiahome asiahome - 2007-01-20 13:32:14
5 saisons chinoises, je n'en connais que 4 (春夏秋冬), pourriez-vous préciser les vôtres SVP ?
3. Visitor *.*.80.* - 2007-01-19 18:13:39
il n y as pas 4 mais 5 saisons chinoises
2. Visitor *.*.80.* - 2007-01-19 18:13:39
il n y as pas 4 mais 5 saisons chinoises
1. asiahome asiahome - 2006-12-10 21:44:51
Le nouvel an chinois a lieu en janvier ou en février dans l'année grégorienne. C'est à ce moment-là que le signe chinois change. Ansi pour quelqu'un qui est né en Janvier ou Février, on se trompe souvent de son signe chinois. Il croît souvent du signe chinois de l'année en cours, en fait il est du signe de l'année précédente. Dans ce cas-là il vaut mieux recalculer son signe chinois zodiacal avec sa date de naissance précise. Le nouvel an chinois de l'année 2007 sera le 18 février 2007, bonne fête de Noël, de Nouvel an Grégorien et bonne année de l'année du Cochon 2007.
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