Today, I wanted to focus on the particularities of the Chinese calendar. Indeed, since the beginning of time, men have tried to create temporal reference points and have observed the Earth and the Sky for this purpose. The Earth gave indications on the seasons. The Sky gave indications on the solstices, the equinoxes, the movement of the stars…
All regions of the world did not adopt the same methodology since there are indeed different possible sources of reference. There are different types of calendars, the most known and used being the solar calendar and the lunar calendar. Well, the Chinese calendar is a calendar based on both lunar and solar cycles: it is a lunar-solar calendar.
I invite you to click on the button below to discover this explanatory page, which will allow you to better understand the specificities of the Chinese calendar.