Chinese Farmer's Calendar - Frequently Ask Questions

How to Find The Best Personal Lucky Event Day?

What and How to use the Kua Number?

The explanation of the Kua Number is in the page of the Theory of the Purple White Flying Stars.

How to use the Purple White Flying Stars?

Each year, people should check the Flying Stars relationships between the current year and the person, as well as relationships between the current year and the living house.

How to choose a Baby Lucky Name?



How to use the Baby Gender Predictor?


Chinese New Year and Chinese Calendar Year

The Chinese New Year day is the first lunar day of the first lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. For example,  January 24th. 2001 is a Chinese New Year day.

The Year 2001 is the 4698th Chinese year. The Chinese believe that the first king of China was the Yellow King (he was not the first emperor of China who completed the Great Wall). The Yellow King became king in 2697 B.C., therefore China will enter the 4698th year on February 4th. 2001. Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Golden Snake is the 18th Stem-Branch in the cycle. Since 4698 = (60 *78) + 18, therefore this Golden Snake Year is the 4698th Chinese Year.

Some web sites say the year 2001 is the 4699th Chinese year. If you cannot find the explanation from there, here is a possible answer for you. The Yellow King's inauguration was held in the spring of 2697 B.C..  But the calendar of Yellow King used the winter solstice day as the first day of the year. So the first winter solstice was on around December 23rd. 2698 B.C.. Today's January 1st means nothing to Yellow King. If we count that extra eight days in 2698 B.C. for a year, then year 2001 is the 4699th Chinese year.


Chinese Fortune-Telling Calendar

Chinese Fortune-telling Astrology calendar is different from Chinese Lunar Calendar. 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 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. 

In the China time zone, the time of Start of Spring is at 02-04 02:29. So the first day of the Golden Snake year 2001 is on 02-04-01. 

For USA the time of Start of Spring is on 02-03 at 10:29 PST and on 02-03 at 13:29 EST. Therefore we can say that the first day of the Chinese Golden Snake year is February 3rd. 2001 in USA.

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