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.
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.
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
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.
Founding of Hua-Mulan Chuan
2018: August 12
This is a festival of veneration for the dead. It is held on the 15th night of the seventh month in the Chinese calendar.
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.
This is a day of respect for ancestors, held on the ninth day of the ninth month in lunar calendar.
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