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.
Chinese Year of the (Water) Tiger (1 February 2022 to 21 January 2023) (download free calendar)
How to read the table below: For example the Nine Emperor Gods Festival begins on the first day of the 9th Chinese lunar month and last until the 9th day. From the table below, the first day falls on 26 September 2022, and the 9th day falls on 4 October 2022. This information may come handy for some who are observing vegetarian diet for 9 days throughout the festival.
|Chinese lunar month||First Day of the Chinese lunar month||Full Moon (15th Day of the Chinese lunar month)||Special Festival|
|1st||1 February 2022||15 February 2022||
|2nd||3 March 2022||17 March 2022||
|3rd||1 April 2022||15 April 2022|
|4th||1 May 2022||15 May 2022||
|5th||30 May 2022||13 June 2022|
|6th||29 June 2022||13 July 2022||
|7th||29 July 2022||12 August 2022||
|8th||27 August 2022||10 September 2022||
|9th||26 September 2022||10 October 2022||
|10th||25 October 2022||8 November 2022|
|11th||24 November 2022||8 December 2022||
|12th||23 December 2022||21 January 2023|
*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.