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The Chinese Calendar

The Chinese lunisolar calendar is divided into 12 months of 29 or 30 days. The calendar is adjusted to the length of the solar year by the addition of extra months at regular intervals. The years are arranged in major cycles of 60 years. Each successive year is named after one of 12 animals. (Learn more about the Chinese Zodiac.) These 12-year cycles are continuously repeated. The Chinese New Year is celebrated at the second new moon after the winter solstice and falls between January 21 and February 19 on the Gregorian calendar. The year 2010 translates to the Chinese year 4707-4708. The year 2011 translates to the Chinese year 4708-4709. 

Note: The lunar years don't actually directly correspond to the Gregorian years. They begin in late January/early February in the years listed below; e.g. the Year of the Rat began in January 1960, and ran until February 1961. 

RatOxTigerRabbitDragonSnakeHorseSheep
(Goat)
MonkeyRoosterDogPig
190019011902190319041905190619071908190919101911
191219131914191519161917191819191920192119221923
192419251926192719281929193019311932193319341935
193619371938193919401941194219431944194519461947
194819491950195119521953195419551956195719581959
196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971
197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983
198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995
199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007
200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
202020212022202320242025202620272028202920302031
203220332034203520362037203820392040204120422043

 

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