Chinese lunar calendar full moon and new moon dates

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Below are Chinese calendar dates for full moon, new moon as well as some specific dates from July 2018 to December 2018.

Some Chinese persons would observe vegetarian diets on full moon, new moon and on Guan Yin days. In fact, I have been observing vegetarian diet on best effort basis on full moon and new moon dates since I was 15 years old. It is not only me…. I noticed if there are shops near the vicinity which offers vegetarian food, some Chinese staff would also observe vegetarian diet.

Month New Moon Full Moon Special Festival
July 2018 13 Jul (Fri) (6th lunar month) 27 Jul (Fri)  31 Jul (Wed)- Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) Day*
August 2018 11 Aug (Sat) (7th lunar month) 25 Aug (Sat)  –
September 2018 10 Sept (Mon) (8th lunar month) 24 Sept (Mon) 24 Sept (Sat)- Mooncake/ Mid Autumn  Festival
October 2018 9 Oct (Tue) (9th lunar month) 23 Oct (Tue)

 9- 17 Oct- Nine Emperor Gods Festival

27 Oct  (Wed)- Kuan Yin Day*

November 2018 8 Nov (Thu) (10th lunar month) 22 Nov (Thu)  –
December 2018  7 Dec (Fri) (11th lunar month)  21 Dec (Fri)  –

 

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

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

You can also view Buddhist celebration dates as observed by Wat Chetawan in Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya.

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