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January - First Month


In The Chinese Agricultural Calendar, January Is Known As 'The First Month'.


Happy Chinese New Year!
Ok, people, I know 'm pretty late with this but 'ere it is - My 2008 Chinese Calendar!
I started this Project on December 11th and, now, it's almost been 2 months! I got so tired working on this that I barely managed to make the last two draws within 3 hours. *phew*


The Chinese calendar is a Lunisolar calendar, incorporating elements of a lunar calendar with those of a solar calendar. In China today, the Gregorian calendar is used for most day to day activities, but the Chinese calendar is still used for marking traditional Chinese holidays such as Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Duan Wu festival, and the Mid-Autumn Festival, and in astrology, such as choosing the most auspicious date for a wedding or the opening of a building. Because each month follows one cycle of the moon, it is also used to determine the phases of the moon.

In China, the traditional calendar is known as the "Agricultural Calendar" which IS, basically, the theme for my project. For more information, check out Wikipedia. :)

The twelve months are closely connected with agriculture, so they are alternatively named after plants:
Primens (First Month): Latin "Primus Mensis".
Apricomens (Apricot Month): Apricot Blossoms.
Peacimens (Peach Month): Peach Blossoms.
Plumens (Plum Month): Mei Ripens.
Guavamens (Guava Month): Pomegranate Blossoms.
Lotumens (Lotus Month): Lotus Blossoms.
Orchimens (Orchid Month): Orchid Blossoms.
Osmanthumens (Osmanthus Month): Osmanthus Blossoms.
Chrysanthemens (Chrysanthemum Month): Chrysanthemum Blossoms.
Benimens (Good Month): Good Month.
Hiemens (Hiemal Month): Hiemal Month.
Lamens (Last Month): Last Month.

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