Chinese Full Moon and New Moon Dates- Archive 2021

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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

Chinese Year of the (Metal) Ox (12 February 2021 to 31 January 2022)


How to read the table below: For example the Nine Emperor Gods Festival begins on the first day of the 9th Chinese lunar month. From the table below, the first day falls on 6th October 2021. 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 12 February 2021 26 February 2021
  • 12 Feb 21- Chinese New Year
  • 20 Feb 21- Pray to Jade Emperor (Tien Gong) observed by Hokkiens
  • 26 Feb 21- Gap Goh Mei
2nd 13 March 2021 27 March 2021
  • 31 Mar 21- Guan Yin Day*
3rd 12 April 2021 26 April 2021
  • 4 Apr 21- Ching Ming- Around same day of each year (visiting graves of ancestors)
4th 12 May 2021 26 May 2021
  • 26 May 2021- Wesak Day
5th 10 June 2021 24 June 2021
6th 10 July 2021 24 July 2021
  • 28 Jul 2021- Guan Yin Day*
7th 8 August 2021 22 August 2021
8th 7 September 2021 21 September 2021
9th 6 October 2021 20 October 2021
10th 5 November 2021 19 November 2021
11th 4 December 2021 18 December 2021
  • 21 Dec 2021- Winter Sostice (around same time each year)
12th 3 January 2022 17 January 2022

*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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