|22||冬至 (Dōngzhì)||Tōji||Winter Solstice||Solstice d'Hiver||270°||Thursday, December 22, 1955 23:10:49|
|23||小寒 (Xiǎohán)||Shōkan||Slight Cold||Petit Froid||285°||Friday, January 6, 1956 16:30:16|
|24||大寒 (Dàhán)||Taikan||Great Cold||Grand Froid||300°||Saturday, January 21, 1956 09:48:24|
|1||立春 (Lìchūn)||Risshun||Beginning of Spring||Début du Printemps||315°||Sunday, February 5, 1956 04:12:09|
|2||雨水 (Yǔshuǐ)||Usui||Rain Water||Pluies et Eaux||330°||Monday, February 20, 1956 00:05:01|
|3||惊蛰 (Jīngzhí)||Kēchitsu||Waking of Insects||Activation des Insectes||345°||Monday, March 5, 1956 22:24:52|
|4||春分 (Chūnfēn)||Shunbun||Spring Equinox||Equinoxe du Printemps||0°||Tuesday, March 20, 1956 23:20:45|
|5||清明 (Qīngmíng)||Sēmē||Pure Brightness||Lumière Pure||15°||Thursday, April 5, 1956 03:31:32|
|6||谷雨 (Gǔyǔ)||Kokuu||Grain Rain||Graines et Pluies||30°||Friday, April 20, 1956 10:43:47|
|7||立夏 (Lìxià)||Rikka||Beginning of Summer||Début de l'Eté||45°||Saturday, May 5, 1956 21:10:09|
|8||小满 (Xiǎomǎn)||Shōman||Grain Full||Petit Remplissement||60°||Monday, May 21, 1956 10:12:41|
|9||芒种 (Mángzhòng)||Bōshu||Grain in Ear||Semence||75°||Wednesday, June 6, 1956 01:35:49|
|10||夏至 (Xiàzhì)||Geshi||Summer Solstice||Solstice d'Eté||90°||Thursday, June 21, 1956 18:23:49|
|11||小暑 (Xiǎoshǔ)||Shōsho||Slight Heat||Petite Chaleur||105°||Saturday, July 7, 1956 11:58:10|
|12||大暑 (Dàshǔ)||Taisho||Great Heat||Grande Chaleur||120°||Monday, July 23, 1956 05:20:08|
|13||立秋 (Lìqiū)||Risshū||Beginning of Autumn||Début de l'Automne||135°||Tuesday, August 7, 1956 21:40:36|
|14||处暑 (Chǔshǔ)||Shosho||Limit of Heat||Limite de Chaleur||150°||Thursday, August 23, 1956 12:14:57|
|15||白露 (Báilù)||Hakuro||White Dew||Rosée Blanche||165°||Saturday, September 8, 1956 00:19:08|
|16||秋分 (Qiūfēn)||Shūbun||Autumnal Equinox||Equinoxe de l'Automne||180°||Sunday, September 23, 1956 09:34:57|
|17||寒露 (Hánlù)||Kanro||Cold Dew||Rosée Froide||195°||Monday, October 8, 1956 15:36:00|
|18||霜降 (Shuāngjiàng)||Sōkō||Descent of Frost||Tombée de Givre||210°||Tuesday, October 23, 1956 18:34:15|
|19||立冬 (Lìdōng)||Rittō||Beginning of Winter||Début de l'Hiver||225°||Wednesday, November 7, 1956 18:26:04|
|20||小雪 (Xiǎoxuě)||Shōsetsu||Slight Snow||Petite Neige||240°||Thursday, November 22, 1956 15:49:57|
|21||大雪 (Dàxuě)||Taisetsu||Great Snow||Grande Neige||255°||Friday, December 7, 1956 11:02:22|
|22||冬至 (Dōngzhì)||Tōji||Winter Solstice||Solstice d'Hiver||270°||Saturday, December 22, 1956 04:59:37|
|23||小寒 (Xiǎohán)||Shōkan||Slight Cold||Petit Froid||285°||Saturday, January 5, 1957 22:10:34|
|24||大寒 (Dàhán)||Taikan||Great Cold||Grand Froid||300°||Sunday, January 20, 1957 15:38:36|
|1||立春 (Lìchūn)||Risshun||Beginning of Spring||Début du Printemps||315°||Monday, February 4, 1957 09:54:29|
Here is the 24 Chinese Feasts (Jiéqì, 节气), equivalent to the 24 Chinese Solar Terms for the year 1956.
If you want also the dates of these Chinese feasts on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, here is the link (a slow process) : DetailKnow more about the Chinese 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.
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 2021 for this year. But as the Yellow Emperor (Huangdi) is considered as the Creator of the Chinese Nation, the population count also as Huangdi 4719 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.