what is the Chinese calendar called


What other countries use, or used, this calendar?

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Hi Lynne Armella,

The official calendar in China is the Gregorian calendar, but the traditional Chinese calendar still plays an important role. The traditional Chinese calendar which is also called the Chinese Lunar Calendar, Agricultural Calendar or Former Calendar lists the traditional Chinese holidays and guides Chinese people in selecting the most auspicious days for weddings, funerals, moving, or beginning a business.

Most countries use Gregorian calendar. The Chinese lunar calendar is mostly used by the Chinese people. But many westerns also like to use Chinese lunar calendar to select auspicious days for important occasions.

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