Chinese lunar calendar full moon and new moon dates for 2023


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Note: New and Full Moon Dates for 2022 have been archived.


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

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


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.

Nine Emperor Gods Festival– 14 Oct- 23 Oct


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