Chinese Calendar has Leap Months
The name of a leap month is the same as the previous lunar month. The leap month’s place in the Chinese calendar varies from year to year.
When is the Leap Month?
To determine a leap year, find the number of new moons between the 11th month in one year and the 11th month in the following year.
A leap month is inserted if there are 13 moons from the start of the 11th month in the first year to the start of the 11th month in the next year. The leap month does not contain a principal term (Zhongqi).
The Chinese calendar has been used for centuries and observes the movement of the Sun, Moon and stars.
Alternative Leap Years
- Bahá'í Leap Year
- Chinese Leap Year
- Ethiopian leap year
- The Hindu leap year
- The Iranian leap year
- The Islamic leap year
- The Jewish Leap Year