Lunar Calendar Date Conversion


Below you will find recommended resources to further your knowledge on the history and cultural significance of the Lunar Calendar.


Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Chinese New Year: With Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns

Celebrate Chinese New Year is the latest, timely addition to National Geographic’s popular Holidays Around the World series.

Author Carolyn Otto brings the historical and cultural aspects of the Chinese New Year into focus, and young readers experience the full flavor of an event celebrated by over a billion people in China, and countless others worldwide.

Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

The Moon Festival is one of the most important holidays of the year along with the Lunar New Year. This simple, young, and satisfying story follows a Chinese American family as they celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.

Bringing In the New Year

The Lunar New Year is the most important festival in many parts of Asia. The story follows a Chinese American family as they prepare for the festivies. Grace Lin’s artwork is a bright and gloriously patterned celebration in itself! The story is tailor-made for reading aloud.

Movies and Videos

New Frontiers Chinese New Frontiers Chinese Civilization The Dawn of Civilization 5,000 Years Ago

In this program we will be going back to the dawn of Chinese Civilization… 5,000 years ago, the Yellow River gave birth to Yandi, the Yan Emperor and Huangdi, the Yellow Emperor. It was then the people first started to call themselves Chinese.

Cooking With Kids: Celebrating Chinese New Year

This entertaining DVD explores history, traditions, and delicious food surrounding this holiday. Visit the famous restaurant Betelnut in San Francisco to learn how to make dumplings. Then follow the cultural detectives while they explore Chinatown and prepare delicious Chinese dishes.


Red Chinese Lantern

The Lantern Festival is a festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar year in the lunar calendar marking the last day of the lunar New Year celebration. Lanterns are typically hung outside of households in celebration.

This is an ornamental red and gold rayonese lantern with decorative tassel. It measures 12 inches in diameter.

Chinese New Year Lion Dragon Dance Puppet

No New Year can be celebrated without the lion! The Lion plays a pivotal role culturally in the Chinese New Year. The lion's strength wards off evil spirits so that people can start the New Year right. If you cannot partake in the festivies of the lion dance, you can create your own using this string puppet.

The black lion pictured here represents the youngest of the lions. It is the fighting lion and is very playful. The black lion represents youth and energy.

Lunar Calendar 2014, with Eclipses, Stars, Planets, & Fine Details

The Ashland Astronomy Studio Moon Calendar shows in monthly columns how the Moon will appear to North American observers for every date of the year. The Moon's path through the constellations is tracked daily, along with dates of close passages near bright stars and planets. This moon calendar is layered with facts, patterns and visually stunning; the perfect combination for astronomers, teachers, and the curious