Leung Yu-time, a publisher in Hong Kong, holds up one of his company’s calendars. Photo: Goldthread Leung Yu-time, a publisher in Hong Kong, holds up one of his company’s calendars. Photo: Goldthread
Leung Yu-time, a publisher in Hong Kong, holds up one of his company’s calendars. Photo: Goldthread
Chinese culture

The Chinese calendar: why people in China might say they have two birth dates

  • For thousands of years, farmers have used the Chinese calendar to figure out the best times to plant and harvest crops
  • It’s not just for agricultural advice – modern Chinese calendar designs also include horoscopes, lottery numbers and even recipes of the day

Topic |   Chinese culture
Leung Yu-time, a publisher in Hong Kong, holds up one of his company’s calendars. Photo: Goldthread Leung Yu-time, a publisher in Hong Kong, holds up one of his company’s calendars. Photo: Goldthread
Leung Yu-time, a publisher in Hong Kong, holds up one of his company’s calendars. Photo: Goldthread
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