Ten-month Solar Calendar of Yi Ethnic Minority
Ten-month Solar Calendar is a traditional calendar of Yi ethnic group, one of the ethnic minorities in China. It is one important part of the fascinating Chinese culture.
According to this calendar, one year was divided into ten months, with 36 days in each month. So each year has 360 days and the rest 5 or 6 days were defined as annual festival. Each month starts with the rat day and ends with the pig day.
The calendar is not only a treasure with great scientific and humanistic value in Yi's culture, but also the intellectual crystallization of Chinese people, as well as the cultural heritage of the whole world.