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  Chinese calendar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Another name for the Chinese calendar is the "Yin Calendar" (陰曆 yīnlì, 阴历), in reference to the lunar aspect of the calendar, whereas the Gregorian calendar is the "Yang Calendar" (陽曆 yánglì, 阳历) in reference to its solar properties.
The conjunction of the sun and moon (the astronomical new moon) was calculated using the mean motions of both the sun and moon until 619, the second year of the Tang dynasty, when chronologists began to use true motions modeled using two offset opposing parabolas (with small linear and cubic components).
The Chinese use of the seven day week (and thus its use in the Korean, Japanese, Tibetan, and Vietnamese systems), as used in the Babylonian calendar, was due to introduction by Jesuits in the 16th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_calendar   (5619 words)

 Chinese New Year - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinese New Year (Traditional Chinese: 春節, or 農曆新年, Simplified Chinese: 春节, or 农历新年; pinyin: chūnjié, or nónglì xīnnián), also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays.
Chinese New Year is also the time when the largest human migration takes place when overseas Chinese all around the world return home on the eve of Chinese New Year to have reunion dinners with their families.
Chinese New Year is observed as a public holiday in a number of countries and territories where a sizeable Chinese population resides.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_New_Year   (3326 words)

 Chinese New Year - 2006 is Year of Dog. 2005 is Year of 2004 is Year of Monkey. 2003 is Year of Goat
This year is known as the Year of the Dog.
Each year is also designated by one of the 12 Animals For instance, 2003 is Year of Ram and 2004 is Year of Monkey.
In one sentence, the Chinese New Year is the second New Moon after the winter solstice.
www.chinapage.com /newyear.html   (1076 words)

 Celebration of the Chinese New Year
This was a time for the Chinese to congratulate each other and themselves on having passed through another year, a time to finish out the old, and to welcome in the new year.
Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on the cycles of the moon, and is constructed in a different fashion than the Western solar calendar.
Chinese Zodiac: The rotating cycle of twelve animal signs was a fok method for naming the years in traditional China.
www.c-c-c.org /chineseculture/festival/newyear/newyear.html   (2104 words)

 chinese new year
Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later.
The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.
The presence of the ancestors is acknowledged on New Year's Eve with a dinner arranged for them at the family banquet table.
www.educ.uvic.ca /faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/chinese_new_year.html   (290 words)

 History & info - the Chinese calendar
Chinese New Year is the main holiday of the year for more than one quarter of the world's population.
The beginnings of the Chinese calendar can be traced back to the 14th century B.C.E. Legend has it that the Emperor Huangdi invented the calendar in 2637 B.C.E. The Chinese calendar is based on exact astronomical observations of the longitude of the sun and the phases of the moon.
The initial year (jia-zi) of the current year cycle began on 1984 February 2, which is the third day (bing-yin) of the day cycle.
webexhibits.org /calendars/calendar-chinese.html   (2102 words)

 2003 Chinese New Year and Chinese Black Sheep Year
In China, the first day of the Black Sheep Year is February 4th, 2003 in the Fortune-Telling Calendar system, because February 4th, 2003 is the first day of Tiger month and the Tiger month is the first month of a year in Chinese Fortune-Telling Calendar system.
Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Black Sheep is the 20th Stem-Branch in the cycle.
Year 2003 is the last year of the Fire cycle.
www.chineseastrologyonline.com /2003.htm   (1652 words)

 Year 2004 Chinese Astrology Green Wood Monkey New Year
In China, the first day of the Green Monkey Year is February 4th, 2004 in the Fortune-Telling Calendar system, because February 4th, 2004 is the first day of Tiger month and the Tiger month is the first month of a year in Chinese Fortune-Telling Calendar system.
In the Chinese Fortune-Telling calendar, the first day of the first month, Tiger month, is called "Start of Spring", which is when the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac.
Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Green Monkey is the 21st Stem-Branch in the cycle.
www.chinesefortunecalendar.com /2004.htm   (1819 words)

 Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar.
Chinese months are reckoned by the lunar calendar, with each month beginning on the darkest day.
New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the month and continue until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest.
www.factmonster.com /spot/chinesenewyear1.html   (469 words)

 Chinese New Year celebrations in Indonesia
Chinese New Year's celebrations in Indonesia, known locally as Imlek, incorporate customs, beliefs and practices brought to Indonesia by Chinese immigrants who still follow the practices handed down from their parents.
Chinese around the world believe that the spirits of the loved ones are in attendance during the evening's celebrations.
Chinese believe that white is the color of death and misfortune, so tofu is never included in the New Year's Eve meal as it might cause bad fortune to fall upon family members.
www.expat.or.id /info/chinesenewyear.html   (4149 words)

 2006 Chinese New Year - Red Fire Dog Astrology Year
Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Red Dog is the 23rd Stem-Branch in the cycle.
Year 2006 is the last year of the Metal cycle, which began from year Monkey 2004.
Year of Dog will improve romantic luck for people born in year of Snake or Pig, according to the simple Chinese horoscope theory.
www.chineseastrologyonline.com /2006.htm   (1775 words)

 TheHolidaySpot: Chinese New Year 2006
Chinese New Year is on February 18, 2007
To catch on to the right spirit of the chinese new year, we have compiled greeting cards, history, wallpapers, history and traditions and more.
The Lunar New Year, also known as the "Spring Festival", is a time of great excitement and joy for the culturally enriched China.
www.theholidayspot.com /chinese_new_year   (371 words)

 Year 2002 Chinese Black Horse Year
Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Black Horse is the 19th Stem-Branch in the cycle.
If you feel unlucky in year 2002, you should be optimistic because everyone should have his or her lucky season according to the tips of your lucky element.
Chinese Fortune Calendar provides a Feng Shui Flying Stars page for people to check the special relationships between year 2002 and their houses and wishes everyone having an auspicious Black Horse year.
www.chinesefortunecalendar.com /2002.htm   (1409 words)

 Chinese New Year 2007, Year of the Pig, Events, Recipes, Zodiac, E-Cards
The Lunar New Year dates from 2600 BC, when the Emperor Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
Chinese New Year - Great intro, with brief descriptions of traditional celebrations slated for all 15 days of the New Year or Spring Festival, plus more on traditional Chinese New Year foods, decorations, taboos and superstitions.
Chinese New Year: Chinese Calendar - One stop browsing to learn more about the zodiac, the 12 animals that govern specific years, an online tutorial of Chinese calligraphy, a New Year banners how-to, New Year graphics, and lots more.
www.chiff.com /home_life/holiday/chinese-new-year.htm   (485 words)

 China: Dim Sum: New Year or Spring Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Explain to students that the Chinese Calendar, based on the lunar and solar calendar, is different than the Gregorian calendar used by the United States.
Each Chinese year is represented by a repeated cycle of 12 animals, the rat, ox, tiger, hare or rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.
But the spirit underlying the diverse celebrations of the New Year is the same, a sincere wish of peace and happiness for family members and friends.
www.newton.mec.edu /Angier/DimSum/china__dim_sum__spring_fes.html   (1573 words)

 SFGate: Holiday Chinese New Year   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Since 1958, Chinese American women from across the country have competed for the title of Miss Chinatown USA and the opportunity to win scholarships and become goodwill ambassadors for the Chinese community.
The Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia.
This year's theme is Year of the Dog and highlights include elaborately decorated floats, school marching bands, martial arts group, stilt walkers, lion dancers, Chinese acrobatics, the newly crowned Miss Chinatown U.S.A. and the Golden Dragon ("Gum Lung").
www.sfgate.com /traveler/events/cny   (625 words)

 Allrecipes | Advice | Happy Chinese New Year!
The Chinese follow a lunar calendar; this is why the holiday takes place in late January or February of the Western calendar.
It is an age-old Chinese tradition for the adults in every family to give their children (and nieces, nephews, grandchildren…) little "hong bao" (red envelopes) on the first day of the New Year.
Finally, another popular Chinese dish is a side of dumplings or pot stickers, which the Chinese call "jiaozi." Dumplings are made not because they are a homonym but because they look similar to ancient Chinese money.
allrecipes.com /advice/coll/all/articles/519P1.asp   (626 words)

 The Mathematics of the Chinese Calendar
Chinese New Year is the main holiday of the year for more than one quarter of the world's population; very few people, however, know how to compute its date.
Year 2000 is the 17th year in the current cycle, so it corresponds to (7,5) (17 = 10 + 7 = 12 + 5) or (庚, 辰).
Since these years are 60 years apart, it follows that 1984 was the first year of either the 78th or 79th 60-year cycle.
www.math.nus.edu.sg /aslaksen/calendar/chinese.shtml   (2785 words)

 The Chinese Calendar
The years are arranged in major cycles of 60 years.
Chinese New Year - 2000 Feb. 5 2001 Jan. 24 2002 Feb. 12 2003 Feb. 1 2004 Jan. 22 2005 Feb. 9 2006 Jan. 29 2007 Feb....
Chinese New Year - The Year of the Dog by Holly Hartman Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0002076.html   (264 words)

 Chinese New Year
For thousands of years, the Chinese have celebrated a new year as a spring celebration.
Long ago there was a Chinese legend that said that a terrible monster or giant lived in the mountains and would come down at the end of the year and terrorize people and animals or even kill them all.
The Chinese New Year is sometimes just celebrated on the actual new year's day--or preparations for the holiday might be made for weeks before and the celebration might extend for many days after the actual new year's day.
www.uen.org /utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=5279   (1527 words)

 Year of the Dog Chinese Horoscopes - Astrology.com
The sign of the dog is known, not surprisingly, for loyalty and generosity.
The Dog is an ethical and idealistic sign, and the year that bears its name will also bring increased social awareness and interest in society's less powerful members.
You can also get a feel for the year to come by checking the compatibility between your Chinese sign and the sign of the dog -- the better your compatibility, the better your year.
chinese.astrology.com /year/index.html   (257 words)

 Chinese New Year   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The first day of each Chinese year will always fall sometime between January 21 and February 21, inclusive.
The traditional Chinese calendar is lunisolar, like the Hebrew calendar but unlike the Western (Gregorian) solar calendar or the Islamic lunar calendar.
I've included the corresponding animal of the Chinese zodiac -- rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, or pig -- for each year.
www.romanization.com /chinesenewyear   (106 words)

 Chinese New Year
Year of the Dragon: February 5th 2000 marks the beginning of the Chinese Year of the Dragon.
Read all about what this year has to offer as well as names of famous people born in previous "dragon years" from a website which includes the history of the Chinese New Year.
Taboos and Superstitions of Chinese New Year: House cleaning, red clothing, the importance of paying back debts and the good luck associated with songbirds--all these and more are part of the celebration of the Chinese New Year.
www.internet-at-work.com /hos_mcgrane/holidays/hanae.html   (664 words)

 Crafts and Activities for Chinese New Year - EnchantedLearning.com
Chinese New Year is a very important holiday in China.
Chinese New Year starts on a New Moon and ends with the lantern festival on the full moon 15 days later.
In 2006, Chinese New Year is celebrated on January 29; the year 2006 is the Year of the Dog.
www.enchantedlearning.com /crafts/chinesenewyear   (969 words)

 Chinese New Year Festival 2006
Highlights of the Festival in 2006 included the Chinese New Year Parade, food entertainment and activities in Belmore Park, the Dragon Boat Races at Darling Harbour, tours of the Sze Yup Temple in Glebe and Evergreen Taoist Church in Redfern and the Chinatown Markets.
In a new addition in 2006, three giant four metre high lanterns depicting the Year of the Dog, Year of the Rooster and Year of the Dragon were made in China and were displayed throughout the Festival.
The Year of the Dog will continue until 18 February 2007, when Sydney will celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Pig.
www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au /cny   (149 words)

 Chinese new year zodiac symbols astrology fengshui jade charms
Chinese new year zodiac symbols astrology fengshui jade charms
This year is the 4703rd Chinese Year beginning from January 29, 2006, the Year of the Dog.
The next year is the Year of the Pig beginning from Feb. 18, 2007.
www.chinese-zodiac-symbols.com   (603 words)

 Chinese New Year for kids and teachers - kiddyhouse.com
The Chinese calendar is based on the Lunar.
Chinese are very superstitious especially when it comes to Chinese New year.
In these activities, students learn about hinese New Year or Spring Festival and do lantern, paper cut and scroll activities related to the celebration of Chinese New Year.
www.kiddyhouse.com /CNY   (616 words)

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