Chinese Calendar

The traditional Chinese Calendar has several names: Farmer’s almanac (農曆 nónglì) Imperial calendar (皇历 huánglì) Xia Calendar (夏曆 xiàlì) 万年曆 wànniánlì (Ten thousand year calendar, comprises 100 years) An excerpt of the wannianli for one year is called tong shu

Heavenly Stems

A heavenly stem, Chinese 天干 tiān gàn, is part of the Chinese calendar existing of repeating pairs of the ten heavenly stems and the twelve earth branches. The heavenly stems represent respectively the yin and yang aspect of the five