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  • you might have seen this calendar at Chinese restaurants, bars and in Hong Kong action movies.

  • Yeah, there's a lot of information in them, but what do they mean?

  • And who came up with this thing?

  • Uh, you team, you know, like, uh, um something that when you, uh when you open up a Chinese calendar, it might look overwhelming.

  • But here are the key elements Here You have the day, month and year according to the Gregorian calendar.

  • And down here you have the date according to the Chinese calendar.

  • Then things get complicated.

  • This box shows the days auspicious times.

  • This shows literally the lucky stars of the day.

  • And this shows which Zodiac sign clashes with you today.

  • And in this box, it tells you the do's and dont's of the day.

  • But where does this information come from?

  • And who decides them to answer that we have to first look at how the Chinese calendar came about as long said the Western or Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar.

  • It's based on the earth's orbit around the sun.

  • One year is one trip around the sun.

  • Roughly on the other hand, the Chinese calendar is Luna solar, which means on top of measuring the Earth's movement around the sun.

  • It also measures the moon's movement around the earth.

  • One month is defined as the time between two new moods, which means a month in the Chinese calendar is a little shorter than a month in the Gregorian calendar.

  • Some years might even have an extra month.

  • For example, this page shows the Gregorian date January 12.

  • But on the Chinese calendar, it's the 18th day of the 12th month.

  • But wait, where does the sun come in?

  • The story goes that the Yellow Emperor, China's legendary first emperor, created the Chinese calendar over 4000 years ago, help farmers figure out when to tend to their crops.

  • His advisers found that for every 15 degrees the earth moved around the sun.

  • A seasonal change occurred.

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  • This created the 24 solar terms, which sort of act two seasons on the Chinese calendar.

  • For example, on March 5th you'll see the words Jinzhou, which means waking of the insects that refers to the first rain storm that kicks off spring by waking up hibernating insects.

  • That's supposed to be a good time to plant seats today, China uses the Gregorian calendar.

  • But there are still many people, especially farmers, who use the Chinese calendar, which is why they're still made.

  • These were some common designs you see in stores.

  • This popular one is a tariff calendar with one page for each day.

  • Manufacturers still make Chinese calendars based on traditional astronomical calculations.

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  • Colorado, Ugandan.

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  • So Senado, you guys over UK a form where you are today.

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  • How young going to your damn dog on the powder on?

  • Wow, what you got you feeling Examining how you hope, Maple?

  • So to boost sales, calendar makers started to add predictions and gimmicks like where to sit in the modern game.

  • For the most luck to add entertainment value were the, uh uh uh and you'll find out.

  • So yeah.

  • Yeah.

  • So sorry, folks.

  • The lucky imagine position is probably just a gimmick, but wouldn't you like to know?

  • The soup of the day will come by their songs.

  • Like there.

  • Come on.

  • A single, uh, tongue Put a Pingtung San Kung.

  • Uh huh.

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