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According to the Dates of Divine Birthdays in the Collections of Jade Box Records of Divine Birthdays of Deities1, there are many divine birthdays every month, and such "lofty festivals" total over fifty in a year. Except for the birthdays of Maitreya2, the Buddha, Avolokiteshvara3 and Dizang Bodhisatva4, which were absorbed from Buddhism, all the others are birthdays of Daoist deities. The following are the divine birthdays of deities listed in the book:


1st month of the lunar calendar:

1st day: the divine birthday of the Jade Emperor5
13th day: the divine birthday of Fierce General Liu6
15th day: the divine birthday of the Heavenly Official of the Higher Origin7


2nd month of the lunar calendar:


2nd day: the divine birthday of the Earth Spirit
3rd day: the divine birthday of the Imperial Sovereign of Zitong8
15th day: the divine birthday of the Supreme Venerable Sovereign9


3rd month of the lunar calendar:


3rd day: the divine birthday of the Perfect Warrior High Emperor10
15th day: the divine birthdays of Chief Commander Zhao and of the Ancestral Celestial Master11
18th day: the divine birthday of the Earth Queen
20th day: the divine birthday of the Grandpa of Offspring
23rd day: the divine birthday of the Heavenly Princess12
28th day: the divine birthday of the Emperor of the Eastern Mountain13


4th month of the lunar calendar:


18th day: the divine birthdays of the Great Emperor of Purple Subtlety14 and of Grandma Dingshang15
28th day: the divine birthday of the King of Medicine16


5th month of the lunar calendar:


5th day: the divine birthday of Chief Commander Wen
7th day: the divine birthday of Grand Defense Minister Zhu17
11th day: the divine birthday of the Chief City God18
12th day: the divine birthday of the Duke of Fire19
13th day: the divine birthday of King Guan20


6th month of the lunar calendar:


13th day: the divine birthday of the Well Dragon
19th day: celebration of Avolokiteshvara's Attaining Buddhahood
23rd day: the divine birthdays of the Fire Spirit and of the Horse Spirit
24th day: the divine birthday of the Heavenly Lord of Universal Transformation Whose Voice of Thunder Resonates with the Origin of the Nine Heavens21


7th month of the lunar calendar:


15th day: the divine birthdays of the Earthly Official of the Middle Origin22 and of the Perfect Sovereign of Numinous Salvation23
18th day: the divine birthday of Grandma Queen of the West24
19th day: the divine birthday of Grand Year God Yin


8th month of the lunar calendar:


3rd day: the divine birthday of the kitchen Sovereign25


9th month of the lunar calendar:


3rd day: the divine birthday of the Five Plague Spirits
9th day: the divine birthdays of Elder Immortal Ge26and of Haoli
17th day: the divine birthdays of the Spirit of Wealth27 and of the Perfect Sovereign of Great Benevolence
23rd day: the divine birthday of Ancestral Patriarch Sa
28th day: the divine birthdays of Chief Commander Ma and of the Numinous Official of the Five Manifestations28


10th month of the lunar calendar:


3rd day: the divine birthday of the Three Mao Perfect Sovereigns29
15th day: the divine birthday of the Water Official of the Lower Origin30


11th month of the lunar calendar:


11th day: the divine birthday of the Supreme Oneness Heavenly Lord Who Saves From Sufferings31
19th day: the divine birthday of the Deity of Sunlight32
23rd day: the divine birthday of Immortal Zhang


The book records birthdays until the Ming Dynasty with some later additions. Some local deities aren't included in the book. Due to differences in time and area, the divine birthdays have different influences on local customs. Those whose influence has been enduring and widespread include the Venerable Sovereign, the Jade Emperor, the Great Emperor of the Eastern Mountain, the Earth Spirit, the kitchen Sovereign, the Three Officials, the Thunder Spirit, the Fire Spirit, the Spirit of Wealth, the Original Sovereign of the Azure Cloud (Grandma Dingshang), the Heavenly Queen (Mazu or the Heavenly Princess, a title given in the Ming Dynasty), the Imperial Sovereign of Zitong (Deity of Wenchang), and Emperor Guan (King Guan, his title before the Wanli Era of the Ming).


Besides, there are many ancestors of different sects, such as patriarch Lu Dongbing, patriarch Qiu Chuji, patriarch Perfect Sovereign Xu of Pure Brightness Sect, etc., whose birthdays are also celebrated.


The dates of divine birthdays come mostly from legend, except for several divined historic people. Wang Qui cites Zhuding Yuwen in his Lihai Ji : "Divine birthdays come from symbolic meanings." "The Jade Emperor was born on the 9th of the 1st month, for Yang numbers begin with 1 and end with 9. The cook Emperor was born on the 3rd of the 3rd month, for 1 bears 2 and 2 bears 3. The Vital Breath of water begins with 1 and grows with 3."


Birthdays of Daoist deities have various origins. Some come from the scripture author and some legends. Daoist circles follow them as rules and in folk people they grow into customs. All are careful for fear of missing the dates. Some moralistic storybooks as the Yuli Zhibao Chao mention divine birthdays and spread widely in the folk people.


Daoists think that merits double if offerings and scripture recitations are conducted on divine birthdays. Folk people often center around some temples and hold some activities as offering fairs and deity processions.


The celebrations differ in influence according to the status of the deities in Daoism and in people's lives. For some high-ranked deities such as the Venerable Sovereign, the Jade Emperor, the Nine Emperors, the Great Emperor of the Eastern Mountain, Patriarch Lu, the celebration custom covers all the country. For some deities closely connected with people's lives, such as the City God, the Earth Spirit, or the kitchen Sovereign, the celebrations last long. Some deities influence a certain local area, such as the Five Sages south of the Yangtze River, and General Yang Si in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Some deities spread to all the country or even overseas. The Motherly Matriarch of Putian, Fujian is a good example. Azure Cloud in the north and the Heavenly Princess in the south are two of the most popular Daoist goddesses.


Among the divine birthdays, that of the Three Officials has the greatest influence. The Three Origin days refer to the Upper Origin on the 15th of the 1st month, the Middle Origin on the 15th of the 7th month, and the Lower Origin on the 15th of the 10th month. These dates, originally the days when the Three Officials examined the merits and sins of people, became their birthdays in legend and thus important festivals. The Three Origin days actually evolved from the three meeting days of early Daoism, inheriting the belief in the Three Officials. The Supreme Pervasive Mystery Numinous Treasure Book on the Merits of the Triple Origins' Commandments says, "The Three Officials of Heaven, Earth and Water govern nine palaces, nine mansions and 120 agencies. They examine the sins and merits of the Three Classes daily and yearly without any mistake. Merits accumulated in the pursuit of Immortality and sins of malicious deeds are examined and written down by concerned officials." The Three Officials originally examined merits and sins on the Three Meeting Days. Except for the Lower Meeting day of the 15th of the 10th month, the Upper Origin day of the 7th of the 1st month and the Middle Origin Day of the 7th of the 7th month aren't full moon dates. Until the Southern and Northern Dynasties, the 15th of the 1st, 7th and 10th months became the days to set up Triple Origin Offerings. Later, the dates became the birthdays of Three Officials. The Three Origin days and the Three Meeting days thus separated. The Three Officials and other subordinate deities were said to "first examine sins and merits on the Three Meeting days and then ascend to the Golden Palace to give people blessings or punishments on the Three Origin days." After examining sins and merits, they ascend to Heaven and report to the Supreme Venerable Sovereign and then give corresponding blessings or punishment. The "Golden Palace" here usually refers to the palace of the Supreme Venerable Sovereign. On the Three Origin Days, Daoist temples often conduct offerings and repentance. These, combined with the folk new year celebration and sacrifices to ancestors and orphans, have become important festivals among the common people.


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Oct 18 07 11:13 PM

Taoist Lunar Calendar

Below is a listing of Taoist holidays, Gods' birthdays and important fasting days.

Taoist Vegetarian/Fasting days:

Vegetarian/Fasting Days occur every month on the:

1st, 8th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, 28th, 29th, and 30th lunar day, as well as, every Festival Day.

Festival Days:

Most important Taoist God Birthday in Bold

First Moon

1st
Yuan Shi Tian Zun's (One of the Three Immortals) Birthday

5th
Cai Shen's (God of Wealth) Birthday
Lantern Festival

9th
Yu Huang Da Di's (Jade Emperor) Birthday


15th
Shang Yuan Tian Guan's (One of the Three Guan) Birthday

19th
The Day for Qiu Chu Ji (Student of Wang Chong Yang)

Second Moon:

2nd
Tu Di Gong (Land God Festival)


3rd
Wen Chang Di Jun's (God of Culture and Literature) Birthday

6th
Dong Hua Di Jun's (Eastern King) Birthday

13th
Ge Xian Weng's (Immortal Pill Maker) Birthday

15th
Tai Shang Lao Jun's (Laozu - Celestial Worthy of the Tao and It's Virtues) Birthday


Third Moon

18th
Zhong Yue Da Di's (Central Mountain Emperor) Birthday

23rd
Ma Zu's (Goddess of Longevity) Birthday

28th
Dong Yue Da Di's (Eastern Mountain Emperor) Birthday

Fourth Moon

10th
He Xian Gu's (One of the Eight Immortals) Birthday

14th
Lu Dong Bin's (Patriarch Lu) Birthday

15th
Han Zhong Li's (Lu Dong Bin's Teacher) Birthday

17th
Goddess of Midwifery's Birthday

18th
Hua Tou's birthday

Fifth Moon

1st
Nan Ji Chang Sheng Da Di's (South Pole Long Life Emperor) Birthday

5th
Dragon Boat Festival (Duan Wu Jie)

18th
Zhang Tian Shi's Birthday

20th
Ma Dan Yang's Birthday

29th
Ling Bao Tian Zun's Birthday

Sixth Moon

13th
Lu Pon's Birthday

15th
Wang Ling Guan's Birthday

24th
Guan Gong's (Diefied General Representing Virtue) Birthday

25th
Lan Cai He's (One of the Eight Immortals) Birthday

Seventh Moon

7th
Festival of the Seven Sisters (Jade Emperor's Daughters)

10th
Tie Guan Li's (One of the Eight Immortals) Birthday

15th
Zhong Yuan Di Guan's (Emperor of Exorcism) Birthday

30th
Di Zhang Wang's (King of the Dead) Birthday

Eighth Moon

3rd
The Day for the Plough God to Descend to Earth

3rd
Zao Jun's (stove/kitchen God) Birthday

10th
Bei Yue Da Di's (Northern Mountain Emperor) Birthday

14th
Chang E Festival (Moon Goddess Festival)

Ninth Moon

1st-9th
The Nine Plough Gods Descend to Earth (Seven turnips of the Big Dipper, Fire God, and Earth God)

1st
The Day for the Nan Dou Star God to Descend to Earth

9th
Birthday for Zhang San Feng, Dou Mu Yuan Jun, Chong Yang Di Jun, Feng Du Emperor


19th
Guanyin Rememberance Day


22nd
Tai Yi Zhen Ren's Birthday

23rd
Sa Zu Zhen Ren's (Temple Protector) Birthday

Tenth Moon

3rd
San Mao Zhen Jun's (Three Mao Brothers) Birthday

10th
Zhang Guo Lang's (One of the Eight Immortals) Birthday

15th
Xia Yuan Shui Guan's (One of the Three Guan) Birthday

19th
The Day for Qiu Zu Ascends to Heaven

27th
Bei Ji Zi Wei Da Di's (One of the Four Emperors) Birthday

27th
Festival of the North Pole Star

Eleventh Moon

6th
Xi Yue Da Di's (Western Mountain Emperor) Birthday

11st
Special Day for Tai Yi Jiu Ku Tian Zun (The Blue Emperor)

23rd
The Day for the Nan Dou Star God to Ascend to Heaven

Twelfth Moon

9th
Han Xiang Zi's (One of the Eight Immortals) Birthday

16th
Nan Yue Da Di's (Southern Mountain Emperor) Birthday

22nd
Wang Chong Yang's (One of the Seven Perfected Ones) Birthday

24th
The Day for the stove God to Ascend to Heaven and Report the Good and/or Bad Actions of People to the Jade Emperor

30th
The Day for all Gods to descend to Earth

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Festivals based on Lunar calendar

Lunar 1st month 5th - Qing Shui Zhu Shi
Lunar 1st month 9th - Yu Huang Da Di
Lunar 1st month 15th - Qing Shui Zhu Shi
Lunar 1st month 15th - Lin Gu Niang
Lunar 1st month 16th - Qi Tian Da Sheng
Lunar 1st month 22nd - Shan Cai Tong Zi

Lunar 2nd month 2nd - Tua Pek Gong
Lunar 2nd month 2nd - Tu Di Gong / Tu Di Po
Lunar 2nd month 9th - Xie Tian Da Di / Wu Wang Fu Da Ren
Lunar 2nd month 10th - Gan Tian Da Di
Lunar 2nd month 13rd - Guan Yin Pu Sa
Lunar 2nd month 14th - Wu Gu Xian Di
Lunar 2nd month 15th - Tai Shan Lao Jun
Lunar 2nd month 15th - Chao Yuan Dong Shi
Lunar 2nd month 22nd - Guang Zhe Zhun Wang
Lunar 2nd month 26th - Liu Fu Da ren

Lunar 3rd month 3rd - Xuan Tian Shang Di
Lunar 3rd month 5th - Xuan Tian Shang Di
Lunar 3rd month 6th - Ji Gong Huo Fuo
Lunar 3rd month 9th - Xuan Zhan Yuan Shuai
Lunar 3rd month 16th - Tie Yuan Shuai
Lunar 3rd month 19th - Tai Yang Gong
Lunar 3rd month 23rd - Tian Hou Niang Niang
Lunar 3rd month 29th - Gan Tian Da Di

Lunar 4th month 1st - Gan Tian Da Di
Lunar 4th month 4th - Ne Zha
Lunar 4th month 4th - Shan Cai Tong Zi
Lunar 4th month 15th - Tua Pek Gong
Lunar 4th month 15th - Jiu Tian Xuan Nu
Lunar 4th month 15th - Shan Cai Tong Zi
Lunar 4th month 17th - Jing Fu Da Ren
Lunar 4th month 18th - Shan Cai Yeh Gong
Lunar 4th month 19th - Zhong Tan Da Yuan Shuai
Lunar 4th month 22nd - Shan Cai Tong Zi

Lunar 5th month 5th - An Ji Sheng Wang
Lunar 5th month 5th - Bao Fu Da Ren
Lunar 5th month 11th - Cheng Huang Gong
Lunar 5th month 12nd - Wan Tian Zhu Shuai
Lunar 5th month 13rd - Guan Sheng Di Jun
Lunar 5th month 13rd - Da Di Sheng Hou
Lunar 5th month 13rd - Xie Tian Da Di / Guang Ping Jiang Jun / Zhou Cang Jiang Jun
Lunar 5th month 15th - Yu Huang
Lunar 5th month 15th - Jing Mian Da Ren
Lunar 5th month 19th - Zhang Tian Shi Shi Zu , Zhang Gong Sheng Jun
Lunar 5th month 26th - Lian Hua Shan Tai Zi
Lunar 5th month 28th - Cheng Huang Yeh
Lunar 5th month 28th - Shi Si Cheng Huang Gong
Lunar 5th month 28th - Shi Si Qi Wang Yeh

Lunar 6th month 6th - Huang Lao Xian Shi
Lunar 6th month 6th - Lian Hua San Tai Zi
Lunar 6th month 7th - Lian Hua San Tai Zi
Lunar 6th month 11th - Tian Du Yuan Shuai
Lunar 6th month 14th - Si Dou Tian Zhun / Shi Fu Gong
Lunar 6th month 17th - Xi Tian Niang Niang
Lunar 6th month 19th - Jiu Tian Niang Niang
Lunar 6th month 19th - Nan Hai Guan Yin
Lunar 6th month 19th - Chi Fu Wang Yeh
Lunar 6th month 19th - San Lian Fuo Zhu
Lunar 6th month 22nd - Zhang Gong Sheng Jun
Lunar 6th month 24th - Guan Di Gong

Lunar 7th month 1st - Li Fu Da Ren
Lunar 7th month 1st - Tai Shang Lao Jun
Lunar 7th month 3rd - Mao Shan Fa Zhu
Lunar 7th month 6th - Zhong Tan Yuan Shuai
Lunar 7th month 11st - Yi Bai Ling Ba Ying Lie
Lunar 7th month 12th - Tua Ya Pek
Lunar 7th month 18th - Bei Ji Fa Zhu
Lunar 7th month 22th - Dua Li Ya Pek
Lunar 7th month 22nd - Fa Zhu Sheng Jun
Lunar 7th month 23rd - Zhang Gong Sheng Jun
Lunar 7th month 24th - Zhou Bao Bei Yah
Lunar 7th month 26th - Da Er Yeh Bo

Lunar 8th month 6th - Kai Zhang Sheng Wang
Lunar 8th month 7th - Qi Tian Da Sheng
Lunar 8th month 8th - He Xian Gu and Ba Xian
Lunar 8th month 11th - Qi Wang Fu Da Ren
Lunar 8th month 13th - Qing Tian Da Di
Lunar 8th month 13th - Long Wang San Tai Zi
Lunar 8th month 14th - Tua Pek Gong
Lunar 8th month 14th - Ling Fu Da Ren
Lunar 8th month 15th - Wu Lu Niang - Leng Yun Dian
Lunar 8th month 15th - Qi Tian Da Sheng - Bao An Gong
Lunar 8th month 16th - Qi Tian Da Sheng - Qi Tian Gong
Lunar 8th month 16th - Tua Pek Gong
Luanr 8th month 16th - Da Sheng Fuo Zhu
Lunar 8th month 17th - Da Po Gong - Ju Tian Gong
Lunar 8th month 22th - Guan Zhe Zhun Wang
Lunar 8th month 23nd - San Wang Fu Da Ren
Lunar 8th month 23nd - Yang fu Yuan Shuai

Lunar 9th month 1st-9th - Jiu Wang Da Di
Lunar 9th month 3rd - Xuan Tian Shang Di
Lunar 9th month 9th - Shi Ba Wang Gong -
Lunar 9th month 12th - Dua Ya Pek
Lunar 9th month 15th - Xuan Tian Shang Di
Lunar 9th month 16th - Da Song San Zhong Wang
Lunar 9th month 16th - Kusu Tua Pek Gong
Lunar 9th month 18th - San Wang Wu Di -
Lunar 9th month 19th - Guan Shi Yin
Lunar 9th month 21st - Yang Fu Zhen Ren
Lunar 9th month 23rd - Tua li Yah Pek
Lunar 9th month 23rd - Bao Fu Qian Shui
Lunar 9th month 23rd - Lin Tai Shi
Lunar 9th month 28th - Hua Guang Da Di

Lunar 10th month 1st - Hong Mian Jiang Jun
Lunar 10th month 1st - Zhu fu Da Ren
Lunar 10th month 3rd - Wen Fu Da Ren
Lunar 10th month 3rd - Zhu Xing Li San Wang Fu Da Ren
Lunar 10th month 6th - Si Fu Wang yeh
Lunar 10th month 6th - Bao Gong Da Ren
Lunar 10th month 7th - Yu Huang San Tai Zhi
Lunar 10th month 9th - Zhu Xing Li San Wang Fu Da Ren
Luanr 10th month 11st - Liu Jing Sheng Hou
Lunar 10th month 15th - Guan Yin Fuo Zhu / Bao Sheng Da Di / Xiao Fu Wang Yeh
Lunar 10th mont 15th - Qi Wang Fu Da Ren
Lunar 10th month 29rd - Guan Sheng Di Jun

Lunar 11th month 2nd - Lian Hua San Tai Zi
Lunar 11th month 11th - Tai Yi Jiu Ku Tian Zhun
Lunar 11th month 11th - Wu Wang Fu Da Ren
Lunar 11th month 12nd - San Jiao Zhu Shi
Lunar 11th month 15th - Da Pu Gong
Lunar 11th month 15th - Tua Pek Gong
Lunar 11th month 18th - Zhou Bao Bei Yeh
Lunar 11th month 22nd - Gan Tian Da Di , Xuan Tian Shang Di
Lunar 11th month 24th - Xue Fu Da Yuan Shuai
Lunar 11th month 24th - Lee San Zhu Shi
Lunar 11th month 25th - Qi Xing Da Di
Lunar 11th month 26th - Hu Bao Pei Yeh
Lunar 11th month 27th - Dong Gong Zhen Ren
Lunar 12th month 3rd - Xiao Fu Da Ren
Lunar 12th month 3rd - San Dai Zhu Shi
Lunar 12th month 23rd - Bai Yi Niang Niang
Lunar 12th month 24th - Senting off heaven god

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