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Q: Birthday conversions from chinese to julian. ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Birthday conversions from chinese to julian.
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: zerodvp-ga
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Posted: 11 Nov 2003 10:31 PST
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Question ID: 274777
I need to know what my parents birthday is for the Julian calendar.

dad 1946 12/16  mom 1952 12/17  these are their birthdays in chinese new year.

The reason I am trying to find out through this service (almost used
the g word) is because my attempts to figure this out has been
frustrating due to the fact that some of the sites are in chinese,
others have conversion forms that convert from lunar cycles or
whatever it is.  Your help is appreciated.

Subject: Re: Birthday conversions from chinese to julian.
Answered By: tar_heel_v-ga on 11 Nov 2003 12:03 PST
Rated:3 out of 5 stars

Thanks for your question.  For your Father, his Chinese date of 12/16
1946 converts to Jan 7, 1947.  For your Mother, her Chinese date of
converts to Jan 31, 1953.  I used a tool found at to determine these

Thanks again for your question.  If you need any additional
clarification, pleaes let me know.



Search Strategy:
chinese date lunar cycle

Request for Answer Clarification by zerodvp-ga on 11 Nov 2003 12:36 PST
You gave me the answer in a gregorian year system.  I asked for
julian.  and I said the lunar chinese year calendar is confusing
because there are different types of chinese calendars.  please
clarify your answer.  thanks in advance.

Request for Answer Clarification by zerodvp-ga on 11 Nov 2003 12:51 PST
woops.  gregorian new year is correct.  the part I am still not sure
about is the chinese year calendars.

Clarification of Answer by tar_heel_v-ga on 11 Nov 2003 18:20 PST
I don't understand your clarification request.  You asked for the date
conversion.  I assumed you meant Gregorian as the Julian date would
not have given you much info.  If you are looking for information
about the Chinese Lunar Calendar, if you visit you can enter the
Gregorian year and see the corresponding Chinese Lunar Calendar.

I hope this helps.  If you need more information, please let me know.


Request for Answer Clarification by zerodvp-ga on 11 Nov 2003 19:57 PST
Well there are two types of Chinese calendars according to my
research.  One is the Chinese Lunar Calendar the other is the Chinese
Solar Calendar.  Also using different date conversion tools on the
internet brings about different results due to not specifying the type
of Chinese new year, bad programming and/or faulty math, etc.  So my
clarification of the question is I need to know what the possible
dates of the Gregorian calendar is using both Solar and Lunar Chinese
calendars and the result has to be consistent using different web
pages.  Also I am not sure but some of the research I did back on this
matter pointed out some other quirks of the calendars.  I don't
remember whether it was a third type of Chinese new year or just a
quirk with the Chinese Lunar calendar itself.  Thanks in advance THV.


Clarification of Answer by tar_heel_v-ga on 12 Nov 2003 09:55 PST
zerodvp...The standard Chinese calendar is a combination of Solar and
Lunar.  The Solar Calendar is much less used and is primarly utilized
by farmers as it divides the year into 24 mini-seasons which last 15
to 16 days  An ordinary year has 12 months, while a leap year has 13
months.  The Gregorian Calendar is a solar based calendar.An ordinary
year has 353, 354, or 355 days, a leap year has 383, 384, or 385 days.
 Where you may be seeing differences in conversions would be leap
years being calculated or not calculated.

I ran the dates again at and and got the same
results as my original answer.  For more information, please visit the
sites below:

The Chinese Calendar


The Chinese Calendar
zerodvp-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.66
professional attitude, copy and paste job on some of the answers,
replies dilligently, lacks meticulousness and a bit to trustful of the
websites that might have garnered information from unreliable sources.
 For five dollars its a A+ effort.  THV will be getting much better
and will perhaps later become a great researcher.  I am satisfied. 
Three stars.

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