2018 Mulan Fa Chuan Calendar

 

Chinese New Year

This marks the first day in the year in the Chinese calendar, which is marked by the full moon between January 21 and February 20. 

  • 2018: February 16

Lantern Festival

The lantern festival is the celebration of the first full moon of the year. This is also the birthday of Tianguan, a Taoist god of good fortune. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese calendar.

  • 2018: March  2

Kwan Yin's Birthday


2018: April 4


Tomb Sweeping Day

Tomb Sweeping Day originated in the Tang Dynasty, when Emperor Xuanzong decreed that celebration of ancestors would be limited to a single day of the year. It is celebrated on the 15th day after the spring equinox.

2018: April 5

Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu)

 This traditional Chinese festival is held on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar. Several meanings are ascribed to Duanwu: a celebration of masculine energy (dragon are regarded as masculine symbols); a time of respect for elders; or a commemoration of death of the poet  Qu Yuan.

  • 2018: June 17

Founding of Hua-Mulan Chuan
2018: August 12


Ghost (Hungry Ghost) Festival

 This is a festival of veneration for the dead. It is held on the 15th night of the seventh month in the Chinese calendar.

  • 2018: August 25

Mid-Autumn Festival

This fall harvest festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. It is a traditional ethnic celebration of Chinese and Vietnamese people. 

  • 2018: September 24

Double Ninth Day

This is a day of respect for ancestors, held on the ninth day of the ninth month in lunar calendar.

  • 2018: October