Ghost Festival Calendar

Zhongyuan Festival, also known as Ghost Festival or Yu Lan Pen Festival, falls on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month and it is dominated by the customs like worshipping ancestors, floating river lanterns, and burning paper ingots. Zhongyuan Festival evolved from the ancient harvest and autumn sacrificing on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month, which was a day to celebrate harvest and reward the earth in the early autumn; the folk would offer sacrifices to ancestors with new rice and other crops, and report the harvest in autumn. As a traditional cultural festival in memory of ancestors, the Ghost Festival takes respecting ancestors and showing filial piety as the core.

Festival Lunar DateGregorian DateZodiac
Ghost Festival July 15, 1936 Aug 31, 1936 Rat
Ghost Festival July 15, 1937 Aug 20, 1937 Ox
Ghost Festival July 15, 1938 Aug 10, 1938 Tiger
Ghost Festival July 15, 1939 Aug 29, 1939 Rabbit
Ghost Festival July 15, 1940 Aug 18, 1940 Dragon
Ghost Festival July 15, 1941 Sep 06, 1941 Snake
Ghost Festival July 15, 1942 Aug 26, 1942 Horse
Ghost Festival July 15, 1943 Aug 15, 1943 Goat
Ghost Festival July 15, 1944 Sep 02, 1944 Monkey
Ghost Festival July 15, 1945 Aug 22, 1945 Rooster
Ghost Festival July 15, 1946 Aug 11, 1946 Dog
Ghost Festival July 15, 1947 Aug 30, 1947 Pig
Ghost Festival July 15, 1948 Aug 19, 1948 Rat
Ghost Festival July 15, 1949 Aug 09, 1949 Ox
Ghost Festival July 15, 1950 Aug 28, 1950 Tiger
Ghost Festival July 15, 1951 Aug 17, 1951 Rabbit
Ghost Festival July 15, 1952 Sep 03, 1952 Dragon
Ghost Festival July 15, 1953 Aug 24, 1953 Snake
Ghost Festival July 15, 1954 Aug 13, 1954 Horse
Ghost Festival July 15, 1955 Sep 01, 1955 Goat
Ghost Festival July 15, 1956 Aug 20, 1956 Monkey
Ghost Festival July 15, 1957 Aug 10, 1957 Rooster
Ghost Festival July 15, 1958 Aug 29, 1958 Dog
Ghost Festival July 15, 1959 Aug 18, 1959 Pig
Ghost Festival July 15, 1960 Sep 05, 1960 Rat
Ghost Festival July 15, 1961 Aug 25, 1961 Ox
Ghost Festival July 15, 1962 Aug 14, 1962 Tiger
Ghost Festival July 15, 1963 Sep 02, 1963 Rabbit
Ghost Festival July 15, 1964 Aug 22, 1964 Dragon
Ghost Festival July 15, 1965 Aug 11, 1965 Snake
Ghost Festival July 15, 1966 Aug 30, 1966 Horse
Ghost Festival July 15, 1967 Aug 20, 1967 Goat
Ghost Festival July 15, 1968 Aug 08, 1968 Monkey
Ghost Festival July 15, 1969 Aug 27, 1969 Rooster
Ghost Festival July 15, 1970 Aug 16, 1970 Dog
Ghost Festival July 15, 1971 Sep 04, 1971 Pig
Ghost Festival July 15, 1972 Aug 23, 1972 Rat
Ghost Festival July 15, 1973 Aug 13, 1973 Ox
Ghost Festival July 15, 1974 Sep 01, 1974 Tiger
Ghost Festival July 15, 1975 Aug 21, 1975 Rabbit
Ghost Festival July 15, 1976 Aug 10, 1976 Dragon
Ghost Festival July 15, 1977 Aug 29, 1977 Snake
Ghost Festival July 15, 1978 Aug 18, 1978 Horse
Ghost Festival July 15, 1979 Sep 06, 1979 Goat
Ghost Festival July 15, 1980 Aug 25, 1980 Monkey
Ghost Festival July 15, 1981 Aug 14, 1981 Rooster
Ghost Festival July 15, 1982 Sep 02, 1982 Dog
Ghost Festival July 15, 1983 Aug 23, 1983 Pig
Ghost Festival July 15, 1984 Aug 11, 1984 Rat
Ghost Festival July 15, 1985 Aug 30, 1985 Ox
Ghost Festival July 15, 1986 Aug 20, 1986 Tiger
Ghost Festival July 15, 1987 Sep 07, 1987 Rabbit
Ghost Festival July 15, 1988 Aug 26, 1988 Dragon
Ghost Festival July 15, 1989 Aug 16, 1989 Snake
Ghost Festival July 15, 1990 Sep 03, 1990 Horse
Ghost Festival July 15, 1991 Aug 24, 1991 Goat
Ghost Festival July 15, 1992 Aug 13, 1992 Monkey
Ghost Festival July 15, 1993 Sep 01, 1993 Rooster
Ghost Festival July 15, 1994 Aug 21, 1994 Dog
Ghost Festival July 15, 1995 Aug 10, 1995 Pig
Ghost Festival July 15, 1996 Aug 28, 1996 Rat
Ghost Festival July 15, 1997 Aug 17, 1997 Ox
Ghost Festival July 15, 1998 Sep 05, 1998 Tiger
Ghost Festival July 15, 1999 Aug 25, 1999 Rabbit
Ghost Festival July 15, 2000 Aug 14, 2000 Dragon
Ghost Festival July 15, 2001 Sep 02, 2001 Snake
Ghost Festival July 15, 2002 Aug 23, 2002 Horse
Ghost Festival July 15, 2003 Aug 12, 2003 Goat
Ghost Festival July 15, 2004 Aug 30, 2004 Monkey
Ghost Festival July 15, 2005 Aug 19, 2005 Rooster
Ghost Festival July 15, 2006 Aug 08, 2006 Dog
Ghost Festival July 15, 2007 Aug 27, 2007 Pig
Ghost Festival July 15, 2008 Aug 15, 2008 Rat
Ghost Festival July 15, 2009 Sep 03, 2009 Ox
Ghost Festival July 15, 2010 Aug 24, 2010 Tiger
Ghost Festival July 15, 2011 Aug 14, 2011 Rabbit
Ghost Festival July 15, 2012 Aug 31, 2012 Dragon
Ghost Festival July 15, 2013 Aug 21, 2013 Snake
Ghost Festival July 15, 2014 Aug 10, 2014 Horse
Ghost Festival July 15, 2015 Aug 28, 2015 Goat
Ghost Festival July 15, 2016 Aug 17, 2016 Monkey
Ghost Festival July 15, 2017 Sep 05, 2017 Rooster
Ghost Festival July 15, 2018 Aug 25, 2018 Dog
Ghost Festival July 15, 2019 Aug 15, 2019 Pig
Ghost Festival July 15, 2020 Sep 02, 2020 Rat
Ghost Festival July 15, 2021 Aug 22, 2021 Ox
Ghost Festival July 15, 2022 Aug 12, 2022 Tiger
Ghost Festival July 15, 2023 Aug 30, 2023 Rabbit
Ghost Festival July 15, 2024 Aug 18, 2024 Dragon
Ghost Festival July 15, 2025 Sep 06, 2025 Snake
Ghost Festival July 15, 2026 Aug 27, 2026 Horse
Ghost Festival July 15, 2027 Aug 16, 2027 Goat
Ghost Festival July 15, 2028 Sep 03, 2028 Monkey
Ghost Festival July 15, 2029 Aug 24, 2029 Rooster
Ghost Festival July 15, 2030 Aug 13, 2030 Dog
Ghost Festival July 15, 2031 Sep 01, 2031 Pig
Ghost Festival July 15, 2032 Aug 20, 2032 Rat
Ghost Festival July 15, 2033 Aug 09, 2033 Ox
Ghost Festival July 15, 2034 Aug 28, 2034 Tiger
Ghost Festival July 15, 2035 Aug 18, 2035 Rabbit
Ghost Festival July 15, 2036 Sep 05, 2036 Dragon
Ghost Festival July 15, 2037 Aug 25, 2037 Snake
Ghost Festival July 15, 2038 Aug 15, 2038 Horse
Ghost Festival July 15, 2039 Sep 03, 2039 Goat
Ghost Festival July 15, 2040 Aug 22, 2040 Monkey
Ghost Festival July 15, 2041 Aug 11, 2041 Rooster
Ghost Festival July 15, 2042 Aug 30, 2042 Dog
Ghost Festival July 15, 2043 Aug 19, 2043 Pig
Ghost Festival July 15, 2044 Aug 08, 2044 Rat
Ghost Festival July 15, 2045 Aug 27, 2045 Ox
Ghost Festival July 15, 2046 Aug 16, 2046 Tiger
Ghost Festival July 15, 2047 Sep 04, 2047 Rabbit
Ghost Festival July 15, 2048 Aug 24, 2048 Dragon
Ghost Festival July 15, 2049 Aug 13, 2049 Snake
Ghost Festival June 17, 2050 Aug 03, 2050 Horse