Chinese lunar calendar full moon and new moon dates for 2023

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This listing is useful for Chinese who are observing new moon and full moon as well as certain festivals. Many Taoist/Buddhist Chinese observe a vegetarian diet for many years on new/full moon days. I actually started observing vegetarian diet since I was 15 years old on each new/full moon days for many years.   And some would buy fruits and offerings on new/full moon to be placed on the altar in their home.

Note: There is a separate observation dates, also known as Uposatha Days (about 4 days a month) which is mainly observed in countries such as Thailand which you can obtain from this link

Note: New and Full Moon Dates for 2022 have been archived.

NEW MOON AND FULL MOON DATES FOR 2023 

12th Chinese lunar month (in the Chinese Year of the Tiger)

  • New Moon- 23 December 2022
  • Full moon – 6 January 2023

CHINESE YEAR OF THE RABBIT

1st Chinese Lunar Month (农历一月)

  •  New Moon- 22 January 2023 (first day of CNY)
  • Full Moon- 5 February 2023 (Cap Goh Mei and also Thaipusam Day)

2nd Chinese Lunar Month (农历二月)

  •  New Moon- 20 February 2023
  •  Full Moon- 6 March 2023
  • Guan Yin Day- 10 March 2023 (falls on 19th day of the 2nd lunar month)**

2nd Chinese Lunar Month- the 2nd month gets repeated (it is not a mistake)

  •  New Moon- 22 March 2023
  • Full Moon- 5 April 2023 (also Cheng Meng Day)

3rd Chinese Lunar Month (农历三月)

  •  New Moon- 20 April 2023
  •  Full Moon- 4 May 2023 (also Wesak Day)*

4th Chinese Lunar Month (农历四月)

  •  New Moon- 19 May 2023
  •  Full Moon- 2 June 2023

5th Chinese Lunar Month (农历五月)

  • New Moon- 18 June 2023
  • Full Moon- 2 July 2023

6th Chinese Lunar Month (农历六月)

  • New Moon- 18th July 2023
  • Full Moon- 1 August 2023
  • Guan Yin Day – 5 August 2023 (falls on 19th day of the 6th lunar month)**

7th Chinese Lunar Month (农历七月)

  • New Moon- 16 August 2023
  • Full Moon- 30th August 2023
  • Note: Hungry Ghost Festival will fall on 14th Day of the 7th Lunar month which is on 29 Aug 2023

8th Chinese Lunar Month (农历八月)

9th Chinese Lunar Month (农历九月)

  • New Moon- 15 October 2023
  • Full Moon- 29 October 2023
  • Guan Yin Day – 2 November 2023 (falls on 19th day of the 9th lunar month)**

10th Chinese Lunar Month (农历十月)

  • New Moon- 13 November 2023
  • Full Moon- 27 November 2023

11th Chinese Lunar Month (农历十一月)

  •  New Moon- 13 December 2023
  • Full Moon- 27 December 2023

12th Chinese Lunar Month (农历十二月)

  •  New Moon- 11 January 2024
  •  Full Moon- 25 January 2024

*For 2023, Wesak Day in Malaysia falls in May while in Thailand is in June.

**Dates based on the Chinese lunar calendar associated with Guan Yin Pusa (Goddess of Mercy):

  • Birth: 19th day of the 2nd lunar month
  • Enlightenment: 19th day of the 6th lunar month
  • Renunciation: 19th day of the 9th lunar month

Note: There is also an app of Malaysian Calendar that you can download called Malaysia Calendar to have the calendar on your phone.

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