National Calendar of China | Symbols of China

China has no Official National Calander. Minguo Calendar is considered the National Calendar of the People’s Republic of China. It was used in mainland China from 1912 until the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The year 1912 Is The Beginning of the Republican (Min-Guo) calendar. For example, 2018 is the 107th “year of the Republic”. The General Populace Continued to use the Traditional Chinese calendar. Sun Yat-sen Elected This Calendar For His Country. This Calendar Is Officially Used Territories under the control of the Republic of China.

Following the Chinese imperial tradition of using the sovereign’s era name and year of reign, official ROC documents use the Republic (literally “The Country of the People”) system of numbering years in which the first year was 1912, the year of the founding of the Republic of China. For example, 2012 is the “101st year of the Republic”.

Months and days are numbered according to the Gregorian calendar. Based on Chinese National Standard CNS 7648: Data Elements and Interchange Formats — Information Interchange — Representation of Dates and Times, (similar to ISO 8601), year numbering may use the A.D. system as well as the ROC era. For example, May 3, 2004, maybe written 2004-05-03 or R.O.C.93-05-03.

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