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The Chinese Lunar Calendar's Celestial Connection

Many people are very proud of the culture and knowledge of the ancient people of their countries. Chinese, too, have every reason to be proud of those treasures, although many of them are still regarded as myths by modern science.
To begin, I will start with the myth of the 12 animals that represent Chinese years. It is believed to be a teaching offered to ancient Chinese, enabling them to better manage time and their lives. Along with some other teachings, it offered Chinese the vital essence in understanding human beings and our connection with the universe.

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Ancient Chinese Calendar
A lunar calendar uses the time that it takes the Moon to go round the Earth as one month. A lunar year is about 11 days shorter than a solar year. The ancient Chinese calendar is a solar-lunar calendar. The months are set according to the cycles of the Moon, and the years are set according to the solar year. In order to match the months to the seasons, a leap month is created. The Chinese usually refer to the ancient Chinese calendar as the "lunar calendar." It is also called the "agriculture calendar."
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Ancient Tibetan Calendar
The Tibetan calendar is a lunisolar calendar, that is, the Tibetan year is composed of either 12 or 13 lunar months, each beginning and ending with a new moon. A thirteenth month is added every two or three years, so that an average Tibetan year is equal to the solar year.
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