Convert Gregorian to Chinese Calendar and Vice Versa, with Lunar Leap Months and Chinese Zodiac


Chinese 12 ZodiacChinese calendar is one of the lunisolar calendars. It is based on the moon’s phrases and the longitude of the sun. People in China call it Yin calendar, while the Gregorian calendar is Yang calendar. While the Chinese calendar is not as popular as the Gregorian calendar, the 24 segments of the calendar is still used by the Chinese to determine the best times to plant and harvest. The calendar is essential for various kind of Chinese fortune tellings, like Zi Wei Dou Shu (紫微斗數), Four Pillar Bazi (四柱八字) and Tik Pan San Sou (鐵板神數). There are a lot of Chinese who believe that spouse and employee can only be chosen if their Chinese Zodiac are compatible (see the Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Chart). Needless to say, the two great ancient Chinese inventions, Feng Shui and the Chinese Gender Chart also use Chinese calendar as the standard for calculation.

Convert Gregorian to Chinese Calendar Date

To convert a Gregorian date into its corresponding Chinese date (with the corresponding zodiac), use the converter below. (If you want to find out the Chinese lunar age, please click here.)

Convert Chinese to Gregorian Calendar Date

Many traditional Chinese festivals are still determined by the Chinese calendar (see Table 1). By knowing the corresponding western calendar date, you can pick the right time to visit the Chinese communities and celebrate these festivals with the Chinese.

Table 1 :  Festivals based on Chinese Calendar
FestivalChinese Calendar DateFestivalChinese Calendar Date
Chinese New Year1st month, 1st daySpring Lantern Festival1st month, 15th day
Birthday of Buddha4th month, 8th dayDragon Boat Festival5th month, 5th day
Mid-Autumn Festival8th month, 15 dayChung Yeung Festival9th month, 9th day