Chinese lunar calendar full moon and new moon dates for 2023 & 2024

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: For year 2023, please refer to this page (archived)




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

  • New Moon- 11 January 2024
  • Full moon – 25 January 2024 (also Thaipusam Day)


1st Chinese Lunar Month (农历一月)

  • New Moon- 10 February 2024 (first day of Chinese New Year CNY)
  • Full Moon- 24 February 2024 (Cap Goh Mei)

2nd Chinese Lunar Month (农历二月)

  •  New Moon- 10 March 2024
  •  Full Moon- 24 March 2024
  • Guan Yin Day- 28 March 2024 (falls on 19th day of the 2nd lunar month)**

3rd Chinese Lunar Month (农历三月)

  •  New Moon- 9 April 2024
  •  Full Moon- 23 April 2024

4th Chinese Lunar Month (农历四月)

  •  New Moon- 8 May 2024
  •  Full Moon- 22 May 2024 (also Wesak Day)*

5th Chinese Lunar Month (农历五月)

  • New Moon- 6 June 2024
  • Full Moon- 20 June 2024

6th Chinese Lunar Month (农历六月)

  • New Moon- 6 July 2024
  • Full Moon- 20 July 2024
  • Guan Yin Day – 24 July 2024 (falls on 19th day of the 6th lunar month)**

7th Chinese Lunar Month (农历七月)

  • New Moon- 4 August 2024
  • Full Moon- 18 August 2024
  • Note: Hungry Ghost Festival will fall on 14th Day of the 7th Lunar month which is on 17 Aug 2024. Do note that some would perform the rituals on the 15th day which is 18 Aug 2024

8th Chinese Lunar Month (农历八月)

9th Chinese Lunar Month (农历九月)

  • New Moon- 3 October 2024
  • Full Moon- 17 October 2024
  • Guan Yin Day – 21 October 2024 (falls on 19th day of the 9th lunar month)**

10th Chinese Lunar Month (农历十月)

  • New Moon- 1 November 2024 (also Deepavali)
  • Full Moon- 15 November 2024

11th Chinese Lunar Month (农历十一月)

  •  New Moon- 1 December 2024
  • Full Moon- 15 December 2024

12th Chinese Lunar Month (农历十二月)

  •  New Moon- 31 December 2024
  •  Full Moon- 14 January 2025

**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.

Nine Emperor Gods Festival– 3 Oct- 11 Oct 2024

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


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