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Chinese Festival Dates

Chinese Festivals are celebrated accordingly to the lunar calendar so the dates in the Gregorian calendar changes every year.

Here is a list of Chinese Festivals and the celebrations dates as they occur each year.  The dates for the current year is on our Chinese Festival page.

Chinese New Year  农历新年
Lunar date: 1st day of 1st lunar month

23 Jan 2012
03 Feb 2011
14 Feb 2010
26 Jan 2009
07 Feb 2008

Birthday: God of Wealth 财神诞
Lunar date: 5th day of the 1st Lunar month

27 Jan 2012
07 Feb 2011

Lantern Festival 元宵节
Birthday: Jade Emperor 玉皇上帝圣诞
Lunar date: 15th day of 1st lunar month

06 Feb 2012
17 Feb 2011
28 Feb 2010 

Birthday of Guan Yin 观音诞
Lunar date: 19th day of 2nd lunar month

11 Mar 2012
23 Mar 2011
03 Apr 2010 

Qing Ming Festival 清明节 
Lunar date: 15th day from the Spring Equinox

04 Apr 2012
05 Apr 2011
05 Apr 2010 

Birthday: God of Medicine 保生大帝圣诞
Lunar date: 15th day of the 3rd lunar month

05 Apr 2012
17 Apr 2011

Birthday: Goddess of Birth and Childcare 注生娘娘圣诞
Lunar date: 20th day of the 3rd lunar month

10 Apr 2012
22 Apr 2011

Birthday of Mazu 妈祖诞 
Lunar date: 23rd day of 3rd lunar month

13 Apr 2012
25 Apr 2011
06 May 2010 

Vesak Day  卫塞节 
Lunar date: 8th day of 4th lunar month in
China, Hong Kong, Korea

28 Apr 2012
10 May 2011
21 May 2010 

Lunar date: 15th Day of 4th Lunar Month in
Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore

05 May 2012
10 May 2011
28 May 2010 

Dragon Boat Festival 端午节
Lunar date: 5th day of 5th lunar month

23 Jun 2012
06 Jun 2011
16 Jun 2010 

Enlightenment day of Guan Yin 观音诞
Lunar date: 19th day of 6th lunar month

06 Aug 2012
19 July 2011
30 July 2010 

Birthday of Guan Gong 关圣帝君诞
Lunar date: 24th day of 6th lunar month

11 Aug 2012
24 Jul 2011
04 Aug 2010 

Hungry Ghosts Festival 中元节
Lunar date: 7th lunar month

17 Aug -15 Sep 2012
31 Jul – 28 Aug 2011
10 Aug – 07 Sept 2010 

Birthday of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva 地藏王菩萨诞
Lunar date: 30th day of the 7th lunar month

15 Sep 2012
28 Aug 2011

Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节 
Birthday of Yue Lao 月老诞 
Lunar date: 15th day of 8th lunar month

30 Sep 2012
12 Sep 2011
22 Sep 2010 
03 Oct 2009
14 Sep 2008
25 Sep 2007

Birthday of Monkey God 齐天大圣千秋
Lunar date: 16th day of 8th lunar month

01 Oct 2012
13 Sep 2011
23 Sep 2010 

Birthday of Confucius 孔子诞
Lunar date: 27th day of 8th lunar month

12 Oct 2012
24 Sep 2011 
04 Sep 2010 

9 Emperor Gods Festival 九皇爺
Lunar date: 1st to 9th day of 9th lunar month

15 Oct - 23 Oct 2012
27 Sep - 05 Oct 2011
08 Oct - 15 Oct 2010

Renunciation day of Guan Yin 观音诞
Lunar date: 19th day of 9th lunar month

02 Nov 2012
15 Oct 2011
26 Oct 2010 

Winter Solstice 冬至
Lunar date: 7th day of the 11th lunar month

22 Dec 2012
22 Dec 2011
22 Dec 2010 

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