Monday, March 30, 2009

my hubby's complicated birth dates

Lunar calendar is different from solar calendar. Every month could have either 29 or 30, and it’s not regular. Depend on the calculation based on the rotary of moon, earth and sun; which I think it’s complicated to understand. 

For example 

....RAT YEAR ........COW YEAR....  
mo 1 = 30 days....mo 2 = 30 days
mo 2 = 29 days....mo 1 = 30 days 
mo 3 = 29 days....mo 3 = 29 days
mo 4 = 30 days....mo 4 = 29 days
mo 5 = 29 days....mo 5 = 30 days
mo 6 = 29 days....mo 6 = 29 days
mo 7 = 30 days....mo 7 = 30 days
mo 8 = 29 days....mo 8 = 29 days
mo 9 = 30 days....mo 9 = 30 days
mo 10= 30 days...mo 10= 29 days
mo 11= 29 days...mo 11= 30 days
mo 12= 30 days...mo 12= 30 days
  

many chineses still celebrate their birthdays based on lunar calendar, this includes my husband’s family. my husband was born on 30-March-197Y, which in lunar calendar was 30dd-2MM 
According to his grandma, not every month has 30 days. so my husband birthday was changed to 28dd-2mm
That’s why in his ID Card, his birth date is 28-March, instead of 30-March. 
Btw, my big brother also has the same lunar bday as my hubby’s, 30dd 2mm. 

 
sometimes in a year, just like 2009, he has 4 types of birthday ! 
here there are .. 
24-March : modified ‘lunar’ bday (28dd 2mm) 
26-March : real ‘lunar’ bday (30dd 2mm)  
28-March : modified ‘solar’ bday
30-March : real ‘solar’ bday

complicated?! YES!!!


here is another complicated thing.
Sometimes in a year, there will be a double-months, means a certain month is repeated. 
1982—two 4th month 
1984—two 10th month 
1987—two 6th month  
1990—two 5th month  
1993—two 3rd month  
1995—two 8th month  
1998—two 5th month  
2001—two 4th month  
2004—two 2nd month with 30 days 
(have 6 chances to wish him happy bday in case I forgot!)
2006—two 7th month 
2009—two 5th month  
2012—two 4th month  
2014—two 9th month 
2017—two 6th month 
2020—two 4th month
2023—two 2nd month 
2025—two 6th month 
2028—two 5th month 
2031—two 3rd month
2033—two 7th month  
2036—two 6th month  
2039—two 5th month  
2042—two 2nd month  
 
don’t ask me why some certain months are not repeated.
The explanation is in below link (in chinese)
http://wenwen.soso.com/z/q112454012.htm

if your computer system is kanji-readable, you can search for your lunar birth date in below link
http://www.k369.com/qt/cx/nongli.htm 

9 comments:

zee said...

mbak yen,
KIPI itu istilah disini : Kejadian Ikutan Pasca Imunisasi, jd sakit yg terjadi stlh vaksin, gt.

wah klo ultahnya bisa beda-2 tgl gt, bisa bangkrut klo disuruh traktir... :)

lisa said...

biar complicated, happy birthday buat hubby deh yen.. :)

moch' said...

iya yen, liat angkanya aja udah complicated, jd cari cerita cece ma dedek aja deh.. hahaha

TotaLuki said...

Ya amplop kaya emak gue aja Yen.. mbah gue kalo abis lahiran tanggalnya ditulis di tembok.. trusan tiba2 di kapur.. jadi lupa jadi ktp ma ijasah sama pengakuan mak gue tanggal lahirnya beda2 hehehe

Lily said...

hahaha....sama ama nyokap ama bokap gw Yen masih make tanggalan cina.
Ribet banget dahh tiap tahun tanggal Ultah-nya gak pernah sama..

mercuryfalling said...

jd hubby lg ultah neh ? hihihi happy birthday ye...all the best. itung tgl pas dia memberojol kedunia aja biar gak keenakan dirayain 4x wkekkekek

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debbie said...

wis lah, sing penting happy birthday dulu buat papa nya angie n crystal...maap telat :D

eh..kalo banyak tanggal begini, ngasih kado nya jadi banyak dunks....weleh.....:))

Y3nn1 said...

gw ketinggalan nih. Ikutan ngucapin happy belated b'day buat hubby yah.

Urusan penanggalan lunar kalender emang rumit dan bikin pusing yah.

Ninis said...

Hmmm bener2 complicated hahahaha..
*dan akupun males mikir :P*